Julian Parsley

Buro Happold

Julian Parsley is a Partner in Buro Happold’s West Coast business, where he leads teams of consultants and engineers to deliver decarbonization across buildings and portfolios.
A licensed mechanical engineer with 19 years of experience, Julian has delivered complex projects with ambitious goals across a range of sectors and scales. This work spans from individual high-performance buildings to sustainable master planning and strategic consultancy in portfolio climate action planning and decarbonization.

Julian’s technical expertise includes renovations, deep energy retrofits, micro-grid implementation, EV transition planning and supply chain decarbonization. His recent work includes the groundbreaking net zero energy Santa Monica City Hall East project – a $60M all-electric net zero public building that has achieved the Living Building Challenge Ready certification.

Other notable projects include the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center which uses ETFE to reduce embodied carbon and energy consumption; a portfolio Operational Carbon Reduction Plan for UC San Diego; campus sustainable design guidelines for the University of Southern California; and consultation with the City of Los Angeles on their electrification code. Embodied carbon work includes building scale Life Cycle Analysis and portfolio embodied carbon strategy and policy development for corporate clients pursuing Science Based Target- aligned reduction goals.