2022 40 Under 40: Rufei Wang, LEED AP, CPHC, 33

Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten; MDes, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

By Amara Rozgus, Chris Vavra, and Christina Miller May 16, 2022

Wang provides interdisciplinary sustainability consulting services for projects in a wide range of sectors, with a focus on energy efficiency, carbon reduction, passive design strategies integration, healthy indoor environment and benchmarking. She has been involved in more than 50 projects and led the sustainability efforts for more than 20 projects as a project manager, applying a multidisciplinary approach. She has worked in various buildings, including commercial, educational, health care, cultural and laboratories, both across the U.S. and internationally, many of which are large-scale, multimillion dollar or high-profile projects with ambitious sustainability goals. Some featured projects include the net-zero Kihei High School, the Statue of Liberty Museum, Wellesley Science Center New Addition and UIUC Siebel Center for Design. Wang boasts dedication and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams throughout the design and construction phases that have successfully led to significant energy, water and carbon savings. One client testimonial said, “Her attention to detail in implementing sustainable design strategies and review of design documents and specifications are helping to ensure that the project’s sustainability goals are met.” She is passionate about educating young designers on the importance of sustainability in the built environment and the technologies of integrating innovative engineering solutions into the design process. At Atelier Ten, she offers mentorship and technical support to design staff and environmental designers every week. Wang is a strong mentor, both in the office and with college students. She dedicates evenings and weekends to her husband and her toddler. She also enjoys dancing, reading and cooking.