Locus was founded by architect Lorraine Kodumal Cunanan in an effort to make sustainable design simpler and more accessible to building owners. Lorraine has over fifteen years of experience in all phases of design, from programming through construction administration. She has worked on an extensive range of building types, including single family homes, healthcare facilities, schools, commercial offices, restaurants, retail spaces, and park facilities.
A graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Lorraine's previous experience includes tenure at nationally and internationally recognized firms, including KieranTimberlake Associates in Philadelphia and The Epsten Group in Atlanta. Lorraine has also worked as a Senior LEED Certification Reviewer for the Green Building Certification Institute.
Lorraine is a Registered Architect in the state of Georgia and is a Certified Construction Specifier. She taught at the Southface Institute's Homebuilding School for several years and has served as a Living Building Challenge Ambassador. She is actively involved in the local community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Coweta Community Foundation, the Finance Advisory Council at St. Mary Magdalene Church, and as a volunteer caseworker for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.