Courtney McLeod Golden

Courtney McLeod Golden

AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Partner / Civic and Education Director

For Courtney, design is about solving problems in a collaborative way. Not surprisingly, she is a powerful and effective team builder, engaging clients at the design table to find solutions to positively impact people and our environment. A passionate LEED Accredited Professional, Courtney believes we will improve the quality of life for others and repair our environment when empathy guides design solutions. Courtney’s projects are numerous and include the California ISO Headquarters, Powerhouse Science Center and Mohr Hall at Sacramento City College.

Courtney credits her grandfather for instilling the desire to become an architect. An electrical engineer by trade, grandpa later became a real estate agent. In fifth grade, Courtney tagged along to visit a client in a custom housing development. Her grandfather told her to stay close and out of the contractor’s way. Courtney did neither. She wandered through the houses still under construction, fascinated by the framing, wiring and everything hiding behind the finished walls. At that moment, Courtney realized she could picture a finished space in her mind and wanted to spend her career learning how to build it.

“What am I grateful for everyday? My colleagues. We have an amazing group of talented individuals passionate about doing their best for our clients. They are people I respect and trust and that’s the foundation for having a great team.”

Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design
California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Registered Architect, California

USGBC LEED BD+C Accredited Professional

Member, American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter

Board Chair, SkillsUSA California