Beth Brownlie


Beth Brownlie is a green building Project Manager for Zinner Consultants. In this capacity, she provides strategy, coordination and direct client support for LEED, non-certified projects, as well as for the CALGreen green building program. Beth has been a LEED AP since 2008.

Beth comes to Zinner Consultants with over 22 years of experience in Interior Design, including four years as a purchasing agent in hospitality and commercial interiors. She is able to handle overall project coordination, working directly with the other members of the design team and the client on every project aspect. 

Beth started her career at James Northcutt Associates, a leader in Hospitality Design, then moved on to HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, the definitive leader in this field, were she worked for 11 years. In 2007, after a moving lecture on Sustainability, she decided to move into Community and Healthcare Design with the firm Pickett Design Associates, where she worked for 4 years. During those years she learned Sustainable and Green Design from the principal, Christine Hardin, and became a LEED Accredited Professional. Prior to joining Zinner Consultants, she worked as a consultant to Gensler, acquiring additional sustainable design skills.

Design Statement

I want to change the world through design. I want to show my commitment to the Earth in everything I do professionally. People want a better experience when they enter an interior space. I feel it is my significant contribution to the world, as a designer, to make these places more sustainable, high-performance and more healthful places to be.


B.A. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Cum Laude
Graduate Studies, , Architecture and interior design, Interior Design Certificate Program, UCLA Extension

Community Leadership

Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica (UUCCSM)

  • Interior Designer/Project Manager, Forbes Hall Renovation, Church Offices, Sanctuary Lighting Upgrade, 2010-current

  • Board of Directors, 2014-current, Executive Team, Secretary, 2016-2018

  • Facilities Development Committee, Co-Chair,2011-Current

  • Stewardship Committee, Co-Chair, 2016-2017

  • Green Living Committee. 2008-current (Past Chair and Co-chair for 3 years)

  • Sustainability and Beautification Committee, McKinley Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA, 2014-Current


2006 Calibre Design Award, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, HBA Design Team