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Design Awards Jury

David Intner, AIA, LEED AP

Certified Energy Manager

Southern California Edison 

Dave Intner, with Southern California Edison’s Building Electrification and Codes & Standards team, is a Licensed Architect, LEED AP, and Certified Energy Manager. 

A graduate of Cal Poly SLO, Dave provides education and outreach supporting Building Decarbonization and Energy Code Compliance Improvement. He is a recent

board member of the USGBC Los Angeles and has served on the LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA-TAG).  He is a Past President of the

AIA Ventura County, and currently serves on the statewide AIA Committee on the Environment.


Specialties: Building Decarbonization, Green design and project management, Codes & Standards, LEED certification, multifamily projects, custom homes, mixed-use

developments, retail, and institutional projects.

Southern California Edison - Certified Energy Manager

Multiple roles over the years- currently leading efforts to deliver education & outreach related to Codes & Standards and Building Decarbonization/ Electrification.

Formerly, manager in the Engineering & Design Solutions group, including field delivery of the "Savings by Design" energy efficiency program. I also lead seminars at

SCE's Energy Education Centers, teaching about LEED and High-Performance Building Design. 


Chapter Board Member and EA-TAG Contributor

  • US Green Building Councill, 2007-present

  • Service to USGBC National on the LEED Energy

  • Service to Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA-TAG), 2013-2017

  • Session Proposal Reviewer - Greenbuild Expo, 2016

  • Board member, USGBC Los Angeles Chapter, 2016-2022

  • Board Member, USGBC California Central Coast Chapter, 2007-2014; 2022-present

As a founding member and Regional Chair, I oversaw the chapter's growth within Ventura County. Coordinated local programs, resources, education, and outreach for

sustainable building initiatives. Served as a liaison to the statewide Pacific Regional Council (network of California and Hawaii Chapters).

American Institute of Architects, Ventura County Chapter, 2007-present

  • Vice President, 2012

  • Chapter President, 2013-2014

  • Ventura County Representative to AIACA Statewide Committee on the Environment (COTE)


Kenneth Mineau, AIA

Appleton Partners LLP, Managing Partner

Kenneth Mineau is Managing Partner and Director of Operations for Appleton Partners LLP. Raised in the Midwest, he attended the University of California, Berkeley,

where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. After college he practiced in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.

After designing several projects in Japan and China, he expatriated for several years to manage the Southeast Asia office of Berkus Group Architects, and he was

Director for Kaplan Mclaughlin Diaz Architects in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Special projects included work on the Sackler Museum at the University of Beijing, China,

Campus master plan for Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, as well as a variety of medical,

community and resort planning projects throughout California, Florida, Japan and Malaysia.


In 2000, Ken joined Appleton Partners LLP and started the Santa Barbara office with Marc Appleton after just completing the design and entitlement for the Miramar

Hotel in Montecito and the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Headquarters. At Appleton Partners, he oversees a variety of residential and commercial projects, most notably

the restoration of the historic San Ysidro Ranch, St. Anthony’s Seminary and the recently re-approved Miramar Hotel. Ken is also actively involved in community

projects such as the proposed Islamic Center in Santa Barbara, the planning of the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan and the C4 Chapter of the US Green

Building Council. He has presented a lecture on preservation for a Design Leadership Network event at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California and a lecture on

George Washington Smith to the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club. Ken recently completed a Green Building & Sustainable Design Certification program offered by

the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is married to Normah Halim and enjoys travel, riding motorcycles and his five grand-nephews

Michelle Sullivan, LA


Michelle Sullivan has focused on ecologically and culturally sensitive design in her three decades of landscape architecture practice. Her strength is a broad

understanding of design with specific knowledge in natural systems, site integration, design development, and construction.


She is principal of Michelle Sullivan-LA. Until recently she was a principal at Studio-MLA in the role of an ever-present leader in the firm and mentor to the project

teams; in addition, she managed large visitor-oriented projects such as Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Dodger Stadium’s improvements as well as biodiverse projects

such as the Nature Gardens at Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, and UCLA’s Mildred Matthias Botanical Garden. 


Michelle’s work focuses on connecting the public to the natural environment, and on making nature’s restorative and beautiful qualities tangible through design. Earlier

in her career, she worked for Walt Disney Imagineering on domestic and international resort and theme park design.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Botany from University of California Santa Barbara and her Professional Designation Certificate in Landscape Architecture

from UCLA Extension, where she currently is Chair of the Guidance Committee. Michelle is both a landscape architect and certified arborist. She is based in Los


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