Urban Fabrick, Inc. Names Wolfgang Werner as New President & CEO

On January 28, Bill Worthen, Co-Founder of Urban Fabrick, Inc., the Urban Fabrick Collaborative, and Good Design, and a long-time leader in the California and national building sustainability community, suddenly passed awayIn the aftermath of this unfathomable loss, the Urban Fabrick team is united in its resolve to carry on Bill’s legacy by continuing our efforts to move the built environment toward a more sustainable and climate positive future.

Today, Urban Fabrick, Inc., the sustainability and communications consultancy, named Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty, CPHC, as the firm’s new President and CEO. An architect with more than 20 years of industry experience and the head of Urban Fabrick’s New York City office, Wolfgang will oversee the firm’s staff and resources to ensure continuity of service for clients and projects, and set the firm’s strategic direction with COO Kyle Pickett. Wolfgang is looking forward to working with Urban Fabrick’s existing and future clients and collaborators.

Please reach out to Wolfgang directly at wolfgang@urbanfabrick.com with any questions about Urban Fabrick Inc. services, projects or potential opportunities. For all inquiries about the Urban Fabrick Collaborative or Good Design, please contact Kyle Pickett at kyle@urbanfabrick.com.

For an overview of Bill’s career and contributions to the green building industry, read here and here.


Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CHPC, USGBC Faculty, is the President and CEO of Urban Fabrick and heads up the firm’s New York City office. Wolfgang has more than 20 years of experience in building sustainability, architectural design, construction administration, and building investigation, including general building sustainability concepts, strategies, and technologies, building codes, policy, standards, regulations, and life cycle assessment. Wolfgang is an active part of New York City’s green building community and currently serves on the NYC 2030 District Committee and on the Board of the Carbon Leadership Forum. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in architecture from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany and a master’s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.


Urban Fabrick is a building sustainability and communications consultancy with the mission to make sustainability accessible and engaging to all. We work with our clients to build better buildings and create more livable, walkable urban neighborhoods. We deliver sustainable, cost-effective building outcomes by synthesizing research, policies and technology, and guide the progress of green building certifications, net-zero energy design and climate positive development at any scale.

Our services bridge many of the professional knowledge gaps that exist between today’s business-as-usual design practices and those required to successfully realize high-performance outcomes. We help project teams to understand and navigate energy and green building codes and regulations and to design their buildings to meet or exceed applicable requirements. We apply our decades of experience in green building, design and resilience planning to help our clients make smarter decisions.