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Victoria Kiechel

Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Victoria Kiechel, AIA and LEED AP O+M, ID+C, is a practicing architect and native Washingtonian. It’s no wonder that her courses in AU’s Global Environmental Politics Program always include a real-world, local project in sustainable design. When not in the classroom at SIS or the architectural studio or feeding her teenage children, Vicky works for the Cadmus Group, Inc., an environmental consultancy. At Cadmus she leads research work for the Appalachian Regional Commission, sustainability consulting for the Smithsonian Institution, and consulting and review teams for projects seeking LEED certification. She worked for the U.S. Green Building Council on LEED v.3, and advises the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR commercial and industrial branch as Higher Education sector lead on issues ranging from energy benchmarking to curriculum development and workforce training in energy efficiency. Vicky was the first-ever recipient of AU’s Most Innovative Green Teacher of the Year award.


M. Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, M. Phil., Pembroke College, Oxford University , B.A./M.A., Pembroke College, Oxford University, B.A., Yale College

Favorite Spot on Campus
SIS Atrium
Book Currently Reading
Þorgils saga ok Hafliða
Languages Spoken
Old Norse

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SIS-School of Intl Service
East Quad Bldg - 204
By appointment only
Contact Info
(202) 885-6817

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See Also
Professor Kiechel's website
The Cadmus Group


  • Fall 2018

    • CORE-106 Complex Problems Seminar: Tactical Urbanism
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    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Global Cities
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    • SISU-349 Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth: Climate Resilient Cities
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  • Spring 2019

    • SIS-620 Stds in Global Envirn Politics: Sustainable Dsg/LEED Training
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    • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Plan for Conf/Climate Migrants
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