Staff

Michael J. Gulich
Senior Director, Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability
University Architect

Michael J. Gulich, AIA, LEED AP, LFA is the senior director of Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability at Purdue University and is responsible for directing the campus master planning process for Purdue's 19 million square-foot campus and for providing the vision, organizational strategy and focus for advancing sustainability efforts campus-wide. Additionally, Michael oversees campus planning, architectural, and landscape design standards and provides leadership and approval related to campus aesthetics.

Michael, who received his LEED-AP designation in early 2002, worked for Croxton Collaborative Architects (CCA) prior to coming to Purdue. At CCA, he served as vice president and director of the firm’s initiatives in High-Performance Buildings and Strategic Sustainability Consulting. Michael has more than 15 years of prior experience in the management, design and practice of architecture for a wide client base including commercial, institutional and public agency organizations. At CCA, he also provided green/sustainability leadership and facilitation for school, health care and institutional projects, and was an in-house mentor on topics of green design and technologies and LEED®.

Allison Leavitt
Director, Campus Planning

Allison joined Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability as Senior Campus Planner in 2016 and became the director of Campus Planning several years later. She provides expertise to the team in landscape architecture, planning and sustainability. She received a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University, is a registered landscape architect in Indiana and Ohio, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Before coming to Purdue, Allison spent over 25 years in both public and private practice in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.

In addition, Allison obtained an interdisciplinary doctorate from Miami University in regional ecosystem management and a master's degree in environmental science. She is a co-author of several chapters in Sustainability Perspectives for Resources and Business, a textbook produced by the Miami University Sustainability Project. Allison served in leadership roles for community projects such as Sustainable Cincinnati: A Regional Indicators Project and Livable Landscapes: A Conservation Development Program with the Miami Valley RC&D.

Anthony (Tony) Gillund
Director, Sustainability

Tony joined the department in the fall of 2021 as the director of Sustainability. He oversees sustainability initiatives, including strategic planning and operations, and resource management. He is charged with implementing the Physical Facilities Sustainability Master Plan that was launched in 2020. Tony leads the maintenance of the AASHE STARS (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education/Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) certification, including a campuswide data collection. He is also the point person for all design and construction phases of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects on campus and oversees sustainability events including Earth Week, Green Week and the Farmers Market.

Tony earned a master’s degree in ecological sciences and engineering and a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, both from Purdue. He has sustainability experience in higher education as it relates to green buildings and university construction standards, energy efficiency initiatives, zero-waste athletic events, food waste reduction efforts and AASHE STARS.

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