Clarissa Easton, chief facilities officer for University of Missouri Health Care, recently began a year’s term as president of the American Institute of Architects Mid-Missouri Chapter.
As the 2009 president, Easton will lead AIA Mid-Missouri in developing and implementing continuing education for the organization’s nearly 60 architects. She also will lead the organization’s efforts to champion sustainable design and construction and to promote continued assessment of alternative delivery methods.
Easton, a registered architect since 1986, is a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, which certifies a thorough knowledge of environmental stewardship in design and construction.
Easton has served as chief facilities officer for University of Missouri Health Care since 2006, leading the planning, design and construction of the organization’s facilities. Previously, she served as university architect for the University of Missouri System and as manager of major projects for King County government in Seattle, where she helped implement a requirement for LEED certification of government buildings and worked on the design of the first LEED-certified government building for King County Government.