Leighton is an architectural engineer with nearly 20 years of experience designing high-performance mechanical systems for arts centers, cultural institutions, and education clients. Leighton is passionate about the art and science of great building design and uses that passion to create engineered systems that form high-performance, technically-sound, maintainable and sustainable building facilities. Leighton is a past-president of the MN Chapter of ASHRAE, a 2020 recipient of ASHRAE’s First Place Technology Award, and a licensed mechanical engineer.