Helena Ariza is an architect from Barcelona, licensed as a Registered Architect (RA) in the State of New York as well as her native Spain. Due to her love for the environment, early in her career she decided to focus on promoting sustainable practices and tackling climate risk. Helena currently leads the Sustainability & Resilience Division of AEI Consultants, overseeing ESG services and Property Resilience Assessments for multi-family and commercial properties. With a background in façade design and energy code compliance, she combines her diverse experience to develop innovative approaches to fulfill the industry needs and requirements in a fast-evolving environment.
Helena’s passion for green design and construction started during her career in Barcelona, where she worked for the local government. During that period, her interest in sustainable practices led her to obtain a postgraduate degree in Architectural Restoration, along with other studies focused on energy efficiency for social housing. Since she moved to New York in 2015, Helena continues to keep an eye on European regulations in order to help anticipate future needs in the Americas.