Casius Pealer


Senior Advisor Casius Pealer supports the Affordable Housing Institute’s efforts to address long term affordability and health issues by focusing on cost-effective design and construction strategies. His work emphasizes proven building technologies and materials, effective operations and maintenance, and sustainable and culturally appropriate infrastructure and planning.

Prior to joining AHI as an advisor, Casius was Director of Affordable Housing for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where he consulted on individual projects as well as municipal and national policy issues in the U.S. and internationally. Trained as both an architect and an attorney, Casius has a particular expertise in public and social housing, representing public housing agencies in the U.S. on large scale development and redevelopment projects. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in the West Indies, Casius is currently Director and Professor of Practice in Tulane University’s graduate program in Sustainable Real Estate Development.

Casius holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a M.Arch and B.Arch from Tulane University’s School of Architecture. A LEED AP and former LEED Faculty with USGBC, Casius has been published extensively in the fields of both architecture and law, and regularly presents at professional conferences in both disciplines.

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