Heath May is Director of HKS Laboratory for INtensive Exploration. An architect with 11 years of professional experience including commercial, hospitality, sports and healthcare, he is currently focused on r+d and the application of this research to the built environment.

An avid interest in passive solar design encourages a current LINE research initiative into the potential for using software for dynamic solar design through analysis and implementation of data-driven parameters for optimization of complex facades for daylighting and solar performance. In addition to r+d, Heath leads a design team responsible for projects including future: GSA, a net-zero renovation solution that earned the 2012 WAN Commercial Building of the Year Award, and he worked as senior designer on Sustainable Urban Living, a winner of the 2010 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award.

In April of 2013, he was named recipient of Building Design + Construction’s 40 under 40. Heath currently serves on the Advisory Board at the PACCAR Technology Institute at the University of North Texas and holds a position on the Executive Committee of the HKS Global Design Council.