Jacob Lehrer is currently an Architecture Student at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has been fascinated by engineering and design his entire life and has put a focus on sustainability throughout. His first job in college was in a sustainability consultant role.

He passed the LEED Green Associate exam in June 2019 at 17, the LEED AP BD+C in June 2021 at 19, the LEED AP O+M in July 2022 at 20, and the LEED AP ND in April 2023 at 21. These credentials and experiences help inform his designs and thoughts about how buildings should be constructed.

His hope is that we, as a species, can move forward in a more positive and sustainable direction. He is excited to help realize that vision by seeking how technological innovations and forward-thinking can push architecture and sustainability into the future.


  • Great tips from a rising star in the industry on trends and how to navigate and personalize your career.
  • Successful strategies for the test taking process for LEED and other systems exams.
  • Benefits of Wentworth Institute of Technology
    * Master emerging technologies
    * Internship and co-op programs
    * Invaluable industry experience embedded in the curriculum
    * Wentworth Sustainability Society
    * LEED green associate prep course
  • Looking at the sustainability tools from every angle to build something new.
  • Main gripe with many of the rating systems and how to synergize categories or credits.
  • Get a lens into how to design for different types of inhabitants and different types of loads.
  • Exploring some of the techniques, architecture, and how to design your buildings for passive systems around the world.
  • Using software and tools as an extension of your own arm to express your ideas more succinctly and with your own designs.

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