S. Bry Sarté is an author, engineer, entrepreneur, artist, and humanitarian. His work significantly influences contemporary global urban transformation around issues of infrastructure, urban design, and ecological systems. His publications include the recent book, Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design. Mr. Sarté regularly serves as lecturer at top universities and conferences around the world, where he discusses applications of ecological engineering to planning, design, and construction. He is currently serving on the faculty of Columbia University’s Architecture and Urban Design Program, where he lectures on infrastructure, resiliency, and public space.
Mr. Sarté, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Santa Cruz, is founder of Sherwood Design Engineers and leads an international practice of civil and environmental engineers based in San Francisco and New York. As engineer for hundreds of leading international sustainable engineering projects, his work responds to global environmental issues addressing the intersection of infrastructure, ecological and urban design.
Mr. Sarté has served as engineer for planning projects with the world’s top architects that range from the Plan 2030 Abu Dhabi to the 35 sq-km award-winning Baietan Urban Area Plan in the heart of Guangzhou, China, to Mantri-Agara, a five-million sq-ft sustainable high-density urban mixed-use development project in Bangalore, India. Additionally, Sarté has led the engineering design for numerous completed construction projects that have changed the direction of how we build.
He is the author of the John Wiley & Sons book, Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design, which serves as a comprehensive guide to integrating sustainable strategies into infrastructure planning and design with emphasis on water resource management, site design, and land planning. He worked with Columbia University’s GSAPP Books to publish his second book, Water Infrastructure: Equitable Deployment of Resilient Systems. This book identifies recommendations for innovative approaches to dealing with water in an urban environment with a critical focus on the United Nations Habitat III.
Mr. Sarté founded the Sherwood Institute in 2009. The institute is comprised of academic, professional, and government advisors from five countries directing research and innovation at the nexus of critical water and energy issues. The nonprofit’s mission is to safeguard and extend the availability and energy efficiency of the threatened vital fresh water resources in the six developed continents.