TLC elects Debra Lupton to chariman seat
Debra Lupton has been elected chairman of the board of TLC Engineering for Architecture.
Debra Lupton, AIA, LEED AP, has been elected chairman of the board of TLC Engineering for Architecture. She continues to serve as CEO of the 290-person engineering firm.
Ms. Lupton has more than 28 years of diverse experience in architecture, engineering and professional services marketing including serving as TLC’s marketing director for 10 years. In April she was awarded the AIA Orlando Medal of Honor for her commitment to local and state architectural activities. A graduate of the University of Florida School of Architecture, she served as the first woman president of AIA Florida in 1999.
TLC Engineering for Architecture is a consulting engineering firm with headquarters in Orlando and offices in Dallas, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers, Cocoa, Deerfield Beach, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, and Nashville. The firm is a leader in sustainable design, with 107 LEED-certified projects totaling more than 14 million sf of certified sustainable space. Since engineering the first LEED-certified project in Florida in 2003, TLC has provided sustainable design services for more than 300 projects in 14 states and in countries throughout the world.
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