Lou earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design – Architecture at North Carolina State University and began working at Innovative Design in 1984.
He twice served as the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) Chair. A member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), he served on the local and national organizing committees for ASES’ 1996 National Solar Conference. While NCSEA Chair, he served on the founding Board of EarthShare NC.
Mr. Gerics was project manager for many of our most successful projects including Millbrook Elementary School, Northern Guilford Middle School Reedy Fork Elementary School, Foster Lake and Pond Office Building, Raleigh Union Station Mezzanine Office Fitup, and many renovations at NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University.
He helped develop and patent the Solar Power Roof.
His interests and diversions have included cooking (and eating!), brewing, mountain and road bikes, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, Chevy small blocks, travel, ice skating, the Carolina Hurricanes, Wolfpack football games with Mike and Gary, and sharing many of these interests and diversions with his wife and daughter.
Brian Koh is a thorough designer and leader with considerate care for the clients and building users. He started his career in 1993 and has experience in institutional, commercial and multi-family projects. He ensures that the design quality and functional satisfaction exceeds the client’s expectations. He is a trained facilitator of integrative design process and charrette.
Mr. Koh is an expert in LEED and WELL principles as well as building science. He currently leads design of Incremental Unitary Envelope System (IUES), a $32M R&D project. He has spoken at over 130 conferences teaching green building design and energy & water issues. He served USGBC North Carolina for 11 years including the chair of the chapter in 2015.
Mr. Koh holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
In his spare time. he enjoys biking, watching MLB games, reading books and articles, playing keyboards and listening to music.