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Victoria Kiechel Senior Professorial Lecturer Environment, Development & Health

M. Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; M. Phil. and B.A./M.A., Pembroke College, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholarship); B.A., Yale College.

Languages Spoken
Old Norse
Favorite Spot on Campus
SIS Atrium
Book Currently Reading
<i>Þorgils saga ok Hafliða</i>
Victoria Kiechel, AIA and LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes, ND, is a practicing architect and native Washingtonian. It’s no wonder that her courses in AU’s Global Environmental Politics Program always include a real-world, local project in sustainable design. When not in the classroom at SIS or the architectural studio, Vicky works for the Cadmus Group LLC, an environmental consultancy. At Cadmus she has led research work for the Appalachian Regional Commission, sustainability consulting for the Smithsonian Institution, and consulting and review teams for projects seeking LEED certification. She worked for the U.S. Green Building Council on LEED v.3, and has advised the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR commercial and industrial branch as Higher Education sector lead on issues ranging from energy benchmarking to curriculum development and workforce training in energy efficiency. Vicky was the first-ever recipient of AU’s Most Innovative Green Teacher of the Year award.
See Also
Professor Kiechel's website
The Cadmus Group
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Climate Resilient Cities

  • SIS-620 Stds in Global Envirn Politics: Sustainable Dsg/LEED Training

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Plan for Conf/Climate Migrants

  • SISU-349 Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth: Climate Resilient Cities

Fall 2024

  • SISU-250 Env Sustainblty/Global Health

  • SISU-250 Env Sustainblty/Global Health

  • SISU-349 Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth: Climate Resilient Cities