Martha Lewis

Head of Materials, Henning Larsen Architects

Martha Lewis is Head of Materials at Henning Larsen, where she established a material database detailing healthy, ethical, and environmentally tenable materials and has launched a carbon literacy course, “Unboxing Carbon”. Martha is involved in establishing a European material declaration and was a member of the Buildings as Material Banks shareholders network, working to establish an EU material passport.

She represents the Danish Association of Architectural Firms in the CEN350 Committee establishing Circularity Standards. In 2016, she participated in the advisory group for the Danish EPA’s “Undesirable Substances in Sustainable Buildings,” and has published two conference papers on hazardous content in Danish and Nordic building products. In 2019 she received Building Green’s ”Sustainable Element” person of the year prize. Martha holds a MArch from Washington University and a BA from Vassar College.

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