Michelle Ludwig has practiced commercial sustainable interior architecture in the United States with the firms of Hellmuth, Obata+ Kassabaum (HOK) and William McDonough & Partners (WMP). Settled in South Africa since 2006, she has worked locally as a Project Architect and has specialised as a green building consultant. As Director of LDC, she currently offers various green consulting services including certifications for multiple rating tools and educational training and seminars.
Her 20-year experience in 'green' has included sustainable design and management of commercial and institutional projects, building certifications, materials evaluation and research, universal design for persons with disabilities, consulting and educating for the Green Building Council South Africa, lecturing at the University of Cape Town School of Architecture, and currently providing technical guidance to a new ecolabel.
She has utilised green building rating tools for over 14 years and has assisted in the evolution and development of Green Star Tools. Further Green Star experience includes teaching the Green Star AP course and being contracted as an independent Assessor; and being invited to the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), Technical Working Group (TWG) and Expert Technical Reviewer for Green Star SA tools. She is currently developing built environment curriculums and courses for industry professionals.