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Irwin M. Lowenstein, RA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP
ReThink Advisors, Inc.

Irwin is the founder and President of ReThink Advisors, Inc., a Cleveland-based strategic planning consultancy. Irwin has special expertise working with clients in the non-profit, government and institutional sectors seeking sustainability and transformational change.

In 2011, Irwin began managing major capital projects for Case Western Reserve University including the $65M Maltz Performing Arts Center, a $40M Residence Hall and various comprehensive planning efforts. In 2012, Barbara R. Snyder, President of Case Western Reserve University, appointed Irwin the Advising University Architect, placing Irwin as a trusted advisor to the President and the University Board of Trustees on matters related to planning, design and construction. In this regard, Irwin is currently overseeing the development and implementation of the University’s Campus Master Plan, advising on the planning and design of a $500M Health Education Campus in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, a major civic landscape project connecting Case Western Reserve University and the surrounding neighborhoods with the cultural landmarks and institutions in University Circle, and various other community and neighborhood planning and outreach efforts.

A registered architect with over 30 years of professional experience, Irwin earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Carnegie Mellon University and he is a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional. Prior to forming ReThink Advisors in 2008, he was the founder and a principal of Lowenstein Durante Architects for fourteen years where he supervised major projects for the firm.

Irwin was an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University and served as a member of the City of Shaker Heights Landmark Commission.

Irwin has served on numerous non-profit Boards including the Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Family Service Association, and he was a partner in Cleveland Social Venture Partners, a network of engaged philanthropists.