Anica is HOK’s global sustainable design director, serving on the firm’s board of directors and design board.
Based in Washington, D.C., Anica is a mayoral appointee to the District of Columbia’s Green Building Advisory Council and co-chairs the Building Energy Performance Standard Task Force. Anica is serving a third term on the Green and Energy Codes Committee, supporting the district’s decarbonization code development and advancement to a zero-carbon code by 2026.
In recognition of her significant contributions to sustainability, Anica received the 2023 Partnership for the Planet Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s D.C. chapter. This prestigious award highlights her commitment and effectiveness in driving sustainable design practices.
Nationally, Anica is a board member of the New Buildings Institute; incoming (2024) chair of the USGBC LEED Steering Committee and AIA Government Advocacy Committee; a virtual delegate to COP28; and a former chair of the AIA Codes and Standards Committee. She co-authored with the AIA Blue Ribbon Panel on Codes “Disruption, Evolution, and Change: AIA’s Vision for the Future of Design and Construction.”
Her testimony before Congress and recommendations for building policies and incentives are included in the House Select Committee report “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America” as well as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act of 2021 and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design