Neha believes a good responsive design is inherently responsible sustainable design.  Sustainability is not an add-on; it is an integral part of everything from what we do as professionals to the way we dispose of our own trash. Her background in a resource constrained environment, where sustainability is a means of survival, permeates her design approach- low tech, passive and contextual in nature.  

As an enthusiastic core team member of WT's internal sustainability task force, she focuses on  using research to enhance the case for high performance buildings and advocates for greener office operations. Whether she’s crunching data for a plug load energy study, calculating firm wide carbon footprint or just getting her co-workers excited about waste sorting and tree planting, her commitment to the firm's Sustainability Action Plan shines through. 

To Neha, hands on learning is a path to self-discovery, and she relishes the ability to collaborate with other trades people. She worked on the WT Tiny House that was donated to LIHI, and has also worked as an installation artist. Her art experience includes experimenting and creating structural forms based on Tensegrity, Geodesics and hyperbolic paraboloids. 

During her time at WT she has worked in the High Rise and Mid Rise studios, and is currently a member of the Commercial Office Design Studio working on a mixed-use development pursuing one of the most stringent sustainability certifications in Seattle area.

Neha is in awe of the Pacific Northwest and spends time exploring the outdoors when she is not busy volunteering with Catholic Community Services. Most weekends she travels or goes outside; she has hiked hundreds of miles, biked, and traveled to Alaska, Utah and several national parks since moving to Seattle in early 2015. She completed a rim to rim Grand Canyon hike last year and just returned from hiking trip to Machu Pichu in Peru.

Neha Goel LEED AP BD+C
Team Member
Education

Master in Building, Engineering & Management
School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi, India 


Bachelor of Architecture

Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Gurgaon, India