From Gray to Gold: Achieving SITES Certification at Gilead Park - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Recorded On: 10/27/2023

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This session recounts how Gilead Park transformed a six-acre parking lot into a SITES Gold employee-focused amenity. Examine how SITES was utilized as a project touchstone to advance the client's sustainability goals, acted as a lens that shaped the design process, and challenged the conventional construction process.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 920028667, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on

Learning objectives:

  • Examine alignment between SITES and an owner's campus sustainability plan.
  • Recognize the importance of developing a SITES strategy at the beginning of project.
  • Understand how SITES shapes design decision making at various stages
  • Learn unique challenges in documenting and delivering a large SITES project.

Zachary Rees, ASLA

Landscape Architect, SITES AP


With more than seven years of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams across the country on projects of numerous types, Zachary brings his proficiency in Landscape Architecture, planning, and data driven design to HDR team. Zack seeks to apply his experience as a landscape architect to transform challenged urban areas into highly valued and ecologically functional places through the reimagining of traditional infrastructure and public open spaces. Zack is a licensed Landscape Architect in Indiana and North Carolina in addition to being a SITES Accredited Professional. He is currently a member of the Illinois ASLA Executive Committee.

William Fee, ASLA


Carducci Associates

In his over 40 years as a landscape architect, Bill has consistently focused on the careful balance between people and nature. With a deep respect for clients, communities and the environment, his work is both artful and innovative, his approach is both comprehensive and highly attentive to detail. Bill has designed athletic fields for parks and schools for over 25 years and consulted with the San Francisco Giants on the renovation of AT&T Park.

Nicole Kho

Director of Sustainability

Gilead Sciences

Nicole's career has focused on embedding a sustainable mindset and actions to drive positive impact for the environment and human health. She is a Director for Gilead Sciences, Inc. Corporate Sustainability Team, and is responsible for the oversight of Gilead's Climate Change Strategy and related reporting.

Nicole currently serves on the advisory council for Cal Poly SLO, Natural Resources Environmental Sciences department, Foster City Citizens Sustainability Advisory Council, and the steering committee for My Green Lab. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, from UC San Diego, and her Masters in Science, Public Health degree from SDSU.


Video: From Gray to Gold: Achieving SITES Certification at Gilead Park - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Open to view video.  |  77 minutes
Open to view video.  |  77 minutes
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/11 points to pass
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/11 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn PDH for this webinar.
Certificate - LA CES PDH
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
Certificate - GBCI SITES-Specific CE
1.00 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credit  |  Certificate available
8 Questions
Session Guide
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Open to download resource.