The GFDA is a movement
led by industry professionals

committed to lowering
waste in the built environment

Our Mission:

The GFDA prioritizes low-waste design practices to reduce construction waste for future generations.

Our Vision:
A world where…

Every designer has been trained in low-waste protocols.

Every builder has a trained deconstruction and sustainability expert on staff.
And recycling and reuse of materials is a line-item on every demolition bid.

The furniture we buy comes shipped in reusable crates, recyclable cardboard,
and bio-degradable film, instead of plastic.

Every architecture and interior design school includes modules on low-waste design
and responsible removable.

What’s Your Vision?

    Your vision will be featured on The GFDA Blog and Social Channels.

    The Team

    Kathryn Soter

    Executive Director

    Katie Storey

    Founder

    Steven Hammersly

    Finance and Administration

    Ferdaus Serhal

    Events + Membership

    Nour Belal

    Membership Coordinator

    Katie Bone

    Publicity and Events

    Advisors

    ARCHITECTURE

    Karen Curtiss

    Red Dot Studio

    INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

    Shujan Bertrand

    Aplat

    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Claudia Afshar

    Claudia Afshar Design

    BUILDERS

    Jeff King

    Jeff King & Co.

    SUSTAINABILITY

    Saloni Mehta

    ArcBrio

    BUSINESS STRATEGY

    Christine Woodward

    CEO, 19th & CO

    Chapters

    Meet your fellow Design Professionals at live events and soon through our community app.

    Want to start a chapter in your city?
    Contact us