Cushing Terrell Establishes Sustainability Service Sector

The new service sector formalizes the firm’s commitment to sustainability — both in its project work and its operations — by dedicating specific resources to this critical area of design and business practice.

Multidisciplinary design firm, Cushing Terrell, is pleased to announce the establishment of a service sector focused on sustainability. While the firm has had a team dedicated to sustainable design since 2005, the service sector framework enables a more rapid and comprehensive response to client needs, as well as greater cohesion and focus on sustainability across the firm’s 30-plus disciplines, seven market sectors, and 13 offices.

The leadership team for the service sector includes Alan Bronec, who serves as principal in charge of the service sector, and co-directors Ashleigh Powell and Tim Johnson.

Meet the Sustainability Service Sector Leadership Team

Alan Bronec, PE, LEED AP: Principal in Charge of Sustainability Service Sector | Director of Infrastructure; Missoula, MT
Ashleigh Powell, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP: Director of Sustainability | Associate; Austin, TX
Tim Johnson, PE, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C: Director of Sustainability | Associate; Boise, ID

“Companies are not only doubling down on sustainability, but also taking sweeping decarbonization measures and committing to environmental, social, governance (ESG) standards,” said Powell. “When embarking on new building projects, renovations, or adaptive reuse projects, we help clients navigate the many design considerations involved so they can meet their sustainability, decarbonization, and ESG goals.”

“We believe in holistic, healthy environments that maximize systems and synergies and minimize environmental impacts,” said Cushing Terrell President Greg Matthews. “Through our knowledge-driven, collaborative design process, we aim for a thorough understanding of each client’s culture, values, and goals so that in turn, we can craft a customized approach, no matter where they are on their sustainability or decarbonization journey.”

As a signatory of the AIA 2030 Commitment, Cushing Terrell is part of the industry-wide movement pushing for all new buildings and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030. Additionally, as part of the SME Climate Commitment, Cushing Terrell is a member of a group of 4,200 small- and medium-sized enterprises who have committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half before 2030, achieve net-zero emissions before 2050, and disclose progress on a yearly basis.

Learn more about Cushing Terrell’s approach to sustainable design as well as the decarbonization services they provide.

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 400 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit