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Alexandra Setmajer

Project Manager & Materials Specialist

Alex Setmajer ranks in the top-tier of consultants with expertise in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision rating system.  She is currently managing the Envision program for the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) new Automated People Mover, a critical piece of new infrastructure for the region, which will host the 2028 Olympic Games.

Before Brightworks, she was an Envision project manager for HDR in Portland, Oregon.  During that time, her Envision projects included:

  • Tualatin Valley Water District Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) Envision Program (Portland, OR)
  • City of Phoenix 27th Avenue Composting Facility Envision Silver Program (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Sound Transit Sustainable Design Guidelines Integration of Envision Standards (Seattle, WA)
  • South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Wave Streetcar Envision Program (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Holland Board of Public Works Holland Energy Park Envision Platinum Program (Holland, MI)
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) MBTA Green Line Extension Envision Program (Boston, MA)
  • Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility Expansion Envision Bronze Program (Hardeeville, SC)

Also focusing on healthy and sustainable materials programs for Brightworks clients, Alex is part of the sustainability teams for the following major developments:

  • Aegis Living Lake Union Living Building Challenge Materials Program (Seattle, WA)
  • National Park Service Yellowstone National Park Youth Conservation Corps New Campus (Yellowstone, Wyoming)
  • Naughtone Furniture HPD/EDP Program (Knaresborough, United Kingdom)
  • Global Workplace Healthy and Sustainable Materials Program (Various, International)

Alex is working on other projects for Facebook, Gerding Edlen Development, Gucci, Microsoft, Northeastern University, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland State University (PSU), and University of Oregon.

Her work in sustainability also equips her with experience in sustainability frameworks, sustainability certification processes, materials research, sustainable business practices/CSR, waste reduction, communications, and employee engagement.


  • Monash University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
    Bachelor of Architectural Design (Passive Environmental Design)
  • Portland State University
    Coursework in Environmental Sustainability and Resource Management

Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

  • U.S. Green Building Council
    LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
    Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
    Envision Verifier
  • Greenroads
    Sustainable Transportation Professional (STP)

Selected Experience

  • HDR


  • Portland State University
    School of Business Administration B Impact Student Consulting Team, Member
  • Portland State University
    Cultural Sustainability Task Force, Member
  • Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)
    NW Environmental Conference and Tradeshow (2016), Sustainable Business Track Room Captain
  • JUST (Project JUST)
  • Green Empowerment
    Nicaragua Volunteer Expedition Team, Member
  • Student Organised Network for Architecture
    Chair for Monash University
  • American Institute of Architects (Portland Chapter)
    Committee on the Environment, Member