Anja (Seehrich-) Caldwell is an architect trained in Germany
and the United States.
Since she relocated to the Washington Metropolitan Region from
Stuttgart in 1997, green building and sustainable design have been her professional focus.
She was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the District of Columbia in
2001 and has managed high performance projects in the region for clients like Intelsat, Marriott, University of
Maryland University College and the school district of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.
Anja calls herself the proud parent of Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, the first
LEED certified school in Maryland.
In 2007 Anja was appointed to the Maryland Green Building Council by Governor O'Malley.
Since then Maryland passed a LEED mandate for public buildings and schools
Anja is a member of the core committee that developed LEED
for Schools and served on the USGBC's Formal Education Committee. She currently also serves on the board of
directors of the Washington German School in Potomac, MD, Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Adams Morgan,
DC, and Great Seneca Nature School in Boyds, MD.
Anja frequently speaks at national and international conferences on the subject of high
performance design and green schools. She is the author of two books and several articles on the subject of architecture and green building.