Betsy del Monte, FAIA, is the Founding Principal of Transform Global. Betsy’s experience and expertise includes high performance building design, sustainable and resilient community design and fully integrated project delivery.

As a registered architect, Betsy has thirty years of architectural practice and sustainability consulting. At the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, she helped create and teaches a Master of Arts degree in Sustainability and Development, as Adjunct Professor. She also serves as the SMU Campus Sustainability Consultant.

She was formerly a Principal in Architecture and Director of Sustainability for the Beck Group, a national integrated firm providing architecture and construction services. Betsy has been named a Fellow by the AIA and as a Senior Fellow in the Design Futures Council.  

Betsy received her Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University. Her experience includes work at architecture firms in Atlanta and Houston, as well as nine years with Philip Johnson and John Burgee in New York.



Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, was a founder of the sustainable design initiative at HOK, a global design firm whose pioneering green leadership has helped propel sustainability from a fringe activity to a significant mainstream movement shaping the future of architecture. She recently served as the Resident Fellow for AIA National on Sustainability and Design for Health.

Mary Ann leads a consultancy focused on accelerating shifts in design of the built environment to sustainable and resilient outcomes. Mary Ann is an Adjunct Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Resilient Design Institute.