Marcel J. Harmon
Marcel J. Harmon, a licensed professional engineer, anthropologist and public education advocate, received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico (2005). He currently leads the Research & Analytics services of the Forte Building Science division of M.E. GROUP, a high performance building consulting firm dedicated to improving life through a better built environment. Over the years his academic and professional focus have included applications of evolutionary theory to understanding past and contemporary societies and the reciprocal relationships between people and their built environments. In his current role, Marcel engages building occupants, gathering their stories and personal narratives, to ensure that projects better account for occupant’s wants and needs. He also quantifies the built environment’s impact on occupant productivity/performance and health, as well as the occupant’s impact on building performance. Marcel uses this understanding to inform on the process from early programming through post occupancy evaluations. He is a current school board member and past member of the Kansas Review Committee for the Next Generation Science Standards.