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An architect and associate with MSR Design, Jeryl has 19 years of experience integrating the values and aspirations of clients into constructed experiences that promote wellness and wonder. After 12 years in New York adapting existing buildings for new programs, he now works towards MSR Design’s strategic goal to lead a regenerative architectural design practice. As project architect and project manager, he has shepherded the vision for Mill 19 to transform a monument of the 20th-century steel industry into a facility focused on sustainable, ecological growth, which has become the vanguard project for the emerging Hazelwood Green district in Pittsburgh. Jeryl practices architecture from multiple approaches to synthesize the conceptual principles, logistical execution, and tectonics of construction into meaningful spaces that contribute positively to the environment. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.
Marketing Graphic Specialist
As our marketing graphic specialist, Andie handles all of our visual elements in the marketing department. She has taught several graphic design courses as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota College of Design and instructor at Wayzata High School. Through her experience in design education, she has received several awards, including the Mary Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence, the College of Design Student Design and Scholarship Excellence Award, and two Thank a Teacher Initiative Certificates. Andie believes that design should be inclusive, functional, and clever. She is very inspired by neurodiverse design and its emergence within society to create positive experiences for all individuals. She also has a passion for historical design where preservation and education collide to promote storytelling and appreciation that can be passed down for generations. Outside of MSR Design, Andie screenprints and illustrates through her personal platform, Kitsch Co. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Design from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
A new MSR Design team member, Flynn is a smooth fox terrier, who is full of energy and boundless curiosity. His fox terrier ancestors originated from England, where they were known for fox hunting and accompanying royalty and geniuses (e.g., King Edward VII and Albert Einstein), which he reflects as a detail-oriented, multi-tasking proper lad. Flynn’s age does not stop him from getting a case of the zoomies, and he is proud of his puppy good looks. He may appear ferocious because of his Tyrannosaurus rex smile, but he is truly the sweetest, good boy.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED AP
A 23-year architecture veteran, Jeff has been involved in the planning and design of more than five million square feet of public building space and more than six million square feet of higher educational facility space, with an emphasis on libraries and cultural arts centers. Jeff’s mantra “remember people” has led him to focus on expanding the positive impact buildings have on communities and the environment. As a SEED accredited professional, he has deep experience in public engagement, positively impacting underserved and culturally diverse communities across the western United States. Based in Utah, Jeff will help the firm build momentum in providing design services to the western states through his experience guiding public participatory processes, creating equitable design, and realizing ambitious sustainability goals. His sustainable design experience includes working on nine LEED certified projects (including a LEED Double Platinum certified project), Living Building Challenge planning for four projects, and serving as project manager for the design of California’s first Living Building Challenge certified project. His project work has won more than 25 design and sustainability awards, including five AIA Utah Honor Awards and a national ENR Green Project of the Year Award.
Making her home in MSR Design’s Utah office, Olive is a parti poodle, who is uniquely skilled at identifying conceptual design partis in architectural design. She is a delightful mix of skeptical but loving, smart yet goofy. Loyal to her people, Olive constantly shadows those she loves best. Her favorite activities include playful active games with her people, including running, jumping, and twisting. She also loves to rest and lounge, but only with the proper pillow fit for this princess. The perfect addition to our team, Olive keeps us all smiling.
Director of Sustainable Practice | Associate
As MSR Design’s director of sustainable practice and a firm associate, Simona is passionate about developing and testing processes to integrate building science and sustainable design into the workflow of architectural practice. A healthy building materials and embodied carbon design expert, she has experience with Living Building Challenge documentation. In addition to her professional experience, Simona has given presentations at national conferences and served as a guest lecturer on sustainability and research fellow at the University of Minnesota. She currently cochairs the AIA Minnesota Committee on the Environment (COTE). Metropolis editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal interviewed Simona as part of the Metropolis ProductLIVE! marathon broadcast, during which she outlined MSR Design’s “Sustainable Materials Action Packet” and “Sustainability Tracker.” She received a national AIA Young Architects Award in 2023 and an AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award in 2022.
Lauren finds inspiration in projects that bring people together to share their community aspirations, which design teams can create innovative solutions around. An associate and certified interior designer with MSR Design, she actively considers the intersectionality of end users within individual spaces and how these spaces can support shared experiences that build community. She wants all users to feel welcome and supported in community environments and have barrier-free experiences in all the spaces they use. Lauren also researches sustainable products and healthy materials as part of the firm’s initiative to design spaces that benefit the overall health of the people who use them, as well as the environment. An active member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Lauren recently joined the national IIDA office’s newly created Equity Council, focused on developing initiatives to increase the representation of historically underrepresented design professionals; creating anti-racist and anti-bias policies, goals, and objectives; and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
With a background of being cute and a degree in having an adorable pink nose, Nomi sweetens up the MSR Design studio with her smile and playful attitude. You wouldn’t guess she was rescued from Georgia in 2020 by how excited she gets when she discovers a fresh blanket of snow outside. In fact, Nomi loves long walks in all four seasons now. She also enjoys the thrill of the chase with other dogs in an open field, scrambling across rocks along the North Shore of Lake Superior, and playing tug-of-war with her human friends and MSR Design colleagues.
A certified interior designer and associate with MSR Design, Emily is passionate about developing concepts to inform an interdisciplinary design process from start to finish. She focuses on creating spaces that are intuitively designed for users and offer an inclusive sense of place. Emily brings her expertise in sustainable design to every project, resulting in high-performing, well-designed spaces. She participated in the Metropolis Sustainability Hackathon workshops in 2021, which culminated in the Metropolis Climate Toolkit for Interior Design.
A registered architect, Sean has professional experience with a wide range of project types, including K-12 educational facilities, corporate offices, spaces for arts and cultural institutions, and projects involving community engagement. Passionate about humanistic architecture, Sean believes the best projects are cocreated with their communities. His approach aims to uncover the many layers of ecology, history, economics, and sociocultural contexts that exist in our world. This approach—blended with a strong understanding of site, context, light/shadow, materiality, and spatial characteristics—can result in truly meaningful architecture. Sean is a member of the AIA Minnesota Community of Practice for Culture Change Core Team and a regular guest juror for the University of Minnesota College of Design School of Architecture.
The youngest member of the MSR Design team, Steve Cabbage is a miniature Australian shepherd who was born in the outback of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, on the 2022 winter solstice. His free-spirited, energetic, and affectionate personality brings smiles to everyone he meets. Steve loves MSR Design’s dynamic workplace. His favorite creative activities include running laps around the office and chasing down new project leads. He also loves spending time with his family and friends. Camping and hanging out at breweries with doggo friends are just some of the ways Steve stays balanced.
Architecture Discipline Lead | Associate
As MSR Design’s architecture discipline lead and a firm associate, Tom has contributed to a vast array of projects and design initiatives and has served numerous project roles. His passion for creative challenges and deep exploration has guided his involvement in the design of affordable housing, libraries, museums, cultural centers, and workplace environments. Tom provides a holistic view of the conceptual planning process, a thorough understanding of building information modeling (BIM), and careful attention to communicating with all team members dedicated to the success of each individual project. On all his work, he offers a sensitivity for consistent details and design craft. Tom has experience with the Living Building Challenge and participated in the AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee Search for Shelter Design Charrette and other volunteer design initiatives focused on improving housing options in the local community.
A registered architect and associate with MSR Design, Mitch holds a Master of Architecture from Kansas State University and has been with the firm since 2013. He believes that, as humans, we expect good architecture to address and facilitate our basic requirements for it (e.g., movement, interaction, and shelter) with an efficiency that renders its use unconscious. Mitch believes that exemplary architecture, when informed by a conceptual clarity and pursuit of intent across all scales of realization, fulfills these pragmatic requirements but, through its rigor, also affords opportunities to selectively subvert established norms and challenge rationality in ways that fulfill our more profound needs—joy, wonder, and wellness. Through a collaborative and iterative process, informed by robust dialogue and understanding of priorities, outstanding outcomes can always be achieved, and Mitch enjoys working and building relationships with clients who expect that the inherent constraints and limitations in a project do not preclude the ability of this process to deliver exemplary results.
AIA, LEED AP
Principal architect and partner with MSR Design, Matt passionately believes that architecture can provide a transformative relationship between students and faculty, in practice and results. His focus on making deliberate, fundamental decisions concerning sustainability has resulted in places that enrich client experiences and provide engaging spaces for gathering and working. Philosophical by nature, Matt most enjoys testing ideas through an academic approach to design. He believes designers should always revisit the essentials to keep an open mind and remove blinders that can come from assumptions embedded in expertise. Matt has been with MSR Design since 2003 and has worked on a wide variety of project types, including higher education facilities, municipal buildings, private residences, cultural facilities, park buildings, office space, and libraries. His work has won several awards, including an AIA Architecture Award, two AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, three AIA Kentucky Honor Awards, an AIA Minnesota Honor Award, an AIA Nebraska Design Award, and an AIA New York Design Award.
Ariel believes that design should be socially equitable, ecologically benign, and economically viable. Through designed spaces, objects, and messages, she seeks to inspire meaningful behavioral changes that promote a climate-friendly society. Ariel focuses on creating unity between people and the planet, emphasizing sustainability and cultural responsiveness. Her comprehensive approach involves integrating interdisciplinary methods, resulting in unique interiors that travel. In 2022, she received the BWBR Prize for her design of an Arabic themed coffee house inspired by the healing properties of honey, and her work has been featured in the Best of Design student art exhibition at Furlong Gallery. Ariel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She spent her final semester of college in Florence, Italy, where she gained valuable experience as an intern with Arcabi Associates. A WELL accredited professional, Ariel is committed to advancing human health in buildings and communities around the world.
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Offering a truly international perspective, Dagmara is a native of Poland and has worked in Europe, South America, and the United States. A principal with MSR Design, she has served as project manager and lead project designer for a wide range of projects, including public and academic libraries, higher education facilities, office buildings, and private residences. Dagmara’s ability to simultaneously balance a project’s programmatic needs, aesthetics, and sustainable drivers has been recognized by the clients she works with and by her peers through various awards, including a national AIA Young Architects Award, an AIA/ALA Library Building Award, an AIA CAE Education Facility Design Award of Excellence, an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award, multiple AIA Minnesota Honor Awards, an AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award, and a Young Architect Award from the Association of Polish Architects. Dagmara taught a design studio at the University of Minnesota College of Design from 2005–2007. She is currently chair of the Articulture Board of Directors, a nonprofit visual arts organization. Dagmara holds a Master of Architecture from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland.
AIA, LEED AP
A registered architect and senior associate with MSR Design, Byoungjin focuses on integrating energy modeling and site design into the early design process to maximize energy efficiency and human comfort, as well as to reduce impacts on the environment. His deep understanding of library functions and service models enables him to address multiple program issues from different perspectives to discover the best solutions and integrate them into the overall design. His previous experience with Shinhan Construction & Engineering Company as a construction manager in Seoul, Korea, gives him a balanced understanding of design and construction. Byoungjin participated in the 2015 Library Journal Design Institute in Nashville.
CID, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
CEO | Principal
CEO and president of MSR Design, Traci focuses on design for learning. She promotes an integrated design approach—equally valuing human well-being, equity, building performance, aesthetics, and delight. Recent building projects Traci has led include the award-winning VCAM building—a 24/7 visual culture, arts, and media creative hub for Haverford College in Pennsylvania—and Missoula’s new library and culture house in Montana, the first project in the Americas to be named IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year. Traci regularly contributes articles to publications and lectures nationally and internationally about the built environment’s role in fostering well-being, promoting learning, and creating inclusive and resilient communities. Traci is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Core Building & Operations Section Leadership Team, past chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, and a member of the International Federation of Libraries and Associations (IFLA) Library Buildings and Equipment Section Standing Committee. She is also member of the AIA Minnesota Community of Practice for Culture Change Core Team.
AIA, LEED Green Associate
An associate with MSR Design and registered architect, Ben values visceral hands on learning through physical model making and being on site to witness contemporary construction methods. He believes in the importance of craft in architecture and chasing a design concept all the way to the details. Ben is continually motivated by seeing a building become reality and appreciates collaborating with skilled contractors to better understand how design ideas and drawings translate into built space.
RA, LEED AP
As associate with MSR Design and registered architect, Patrick is driven by the unique possibilities that arise from each project’s complexity and the opportunities for tailored design investigations. He works expansively to challenge familiar solutions and believes great architecture is produced through the dialog of conflicting points of view and the inclusion of all stakeholders. The results of his work are projects distinct to each place and each client that elevate the human experience.
LEED AP BD+C
A senior associate with MSR Design, Rhys joined the firm in 1992 as a student intern and as a full-time staff member in 1993. Rhys has touched a broad range of projects, including libraries, cultural facilities, spaces for nonprofit organizations, and affordable housing. With others in the office over the past 10 years, he has sought to establish a strong and vibrant design language for affordable housing. He has built trust and a rapport with clients over the years working on these projects. For Rhys, design goes much deeper than just a building. He has a deep interest in data driven design, which focuses on the art and science of design. Rhys also has a passion for exploring the balance between equity distribution within the affordable housing industry and critical thinking. His work has received several awards, including an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award for the Rose, a mixed-income housing project developed by Aeon and Hope Community. Rhys has also been a guest lecturer at numerous national and international conferences.
Interior Design Discipline Lead | Associate
As MSR Design’s interior design discipline lead and a firm associate, Veronica believes that the most successful projects arise from an inter-disciplinary approach. Working in a broad spectrum of areas, including furniture, product, fashion, graphic, and interior design, she is constantly toggling between the big picture concept and the fine details that, together, make a project remarkable. Veronica creates spaces that not only tread lightly on our environment and bodies, but also are generative and promote the well-being of those experiencing them. She currently serves as cochair of the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Minnesota Regional Hub and a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout School of Art and Design Professional Advisory Committee. Veronica participated in the Metropolis Sustainability Hackathon workshops over the summer, which culminated in the Metropolis Climate Toolkit for Interior Design, launched in 2021.
With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and visual art, Connor thrives on multidisciplinary approaches to design thinking and visual communication. He has nine years of experience as a planner and architectural designer, with a particular focus on projects with a high degree of community engagement. Connor’s past work includes regional adaptation planning for future sea level rise in coastal Louisiana and master planning for community centers. He enjoys integrating rigorous analysis with creative ideation to craft compelling visual arguments for possible design solutions. Connor has a passion for artfully handling light and rainfall to integrate building and landscape systems with heightened experiential qualities.
FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
A registered architect and MSR Design principal, Paul regularly designs buildings for nonprofit, mission-driven clients. He designs workplaces, public broadcasting facilities, and affordable and luxury housing. Paul’s passion is designing healthy, highly sustainable projects that enhance the human condition for public and charitable organizations. He actively donates his time, including currently serving on Tulane University’s Center for Public Service Advisory Board and serving on several committees for the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Paul is also serving a three-year term on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. Paul has led a wide mix of design teams on projects that have received notable recognition, including an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award for the Trolley Quarter Flats and a national ULI Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, an AIA Minnesota Honor Award, and an Environmental Initiative Award for The Rose. He received the 2013 AIA Minnesota Louis Lundgren Award for his exemplary volunteerism and was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2021 for his life’s work focused on supporting historically underserved people and as a citizen architect who consistently improves lives through design excellence and by saying yes when asked to help a good cause.
Kathryn recently joined MSR Design after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota. Her drive to design sustainable, biophilic, and healthy spaces was honored with a 2022 Metropolis Future 100 Award. Kathryn focuses on changing lives for the better through design. This recognition of how space impacts the quality of human life motivates her to think deeply about the well-being of building occupants from a holistic perspective. She enjoys traveling and exploring opportunities to expand her global perspective. Kathryn is excited to be part of a team so focused on sustainable design and positively impacting the world and climate.
AIA, LEED AP
Director of Project Delivery | Senior Associate
As MSR Design’s director of project delivery and a firm senior associate, Kate is a thoughtful architect with experience in a diverse mix of projects, including public libraries, market rate and affordable multifamily housing, single-family residences, and corporate offices. Kate has a passion for community centered work and believes that everyone can benefit from good design. She is a member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including an AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, AIA Iowa Honor Award, and two Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.
Marketing & Communications Manager | Associate
Marketing and communications manager and a firm associate, Amy has been with MSR Design for 25 years. She has written for Architecture MN and currently serves as cochair of the AIA Minnesota ENTER Publications Committee. Amy has cochaired several Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) seminars on writing and preparing proposals and related topics. Prior to joining MSR Design, Amy worked in book publishing for 12 years, including for Oxford University Press and Yale University Press, among other presses. In addition to her career in marketing professional services and book publishing, Amy has sustained a passion for writing poetry. Her poems have appeared in a range of journals and several anthologies, including If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, edited by James Lenfestey (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Amy has given readings on Minnesota Public Radio and at a variety of venues and events regionally and nationally, including Bowery Poetry in New York City. She maintains a blog of original poetry (arambler.com) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
Java combines design, research, and innovation to discover innovative solutions to environmental and social equality concerns. She approaches design by looking at things as parts of a larger whole and finds connections between them. She holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture Research Practices from the University of Minnesota and received the Thomas F. Ellerbe and Thomas Meyer MSRP Program Award. Java’s graduate school thesis focused on providing more resources to Mongolian nomadic farmers and revitalizing land degradation caused by key economic drivers, such as mining and cashmere production. She also worked as a researcher at the Minnesota Design Center on several community-based projects in the Twin Cities. As a research intern with MSR Design, Java explored the impact of embodied carbon on architecture and interior design projects. Her collaborative research on early phase embodied carbon study was honored with the King Medal Award from University of Minnesota. Java is excited to continue pushing for carbon reductions in the built environment through design and research.
Lisa is the firm’s go-to person for day-to-day accounting and billing issues and questions. Self-taught with 30 years’ experience, she calmly handles staff concerns with grace and ease. Her responsibilities include billing, accounts payable, expense reports, and project management support, plus all the steps that help MSR Design remain financially stable. As a transplant from Illinois, Lisa enjoys exploring all that Minnesota has to offer. A dedicated mother of three children, she keeps her days very full and busy.
AIA, LEED AP
A creative professional with a passion for humanity and the environment, Bjorn leverages a diverse background to develop innovative ideas and design in collaboration with colleagues, consultants, and clients. As a registered architect and sustainable design professional with an undergraduate degree in economic analysis, he is committed to non-extractive architecture, a design practice focused on achieving sustainable design through the lens of equity. In addition to his professional work, Bjorn is treasurer of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and chair of the organization’s Zoning and Housing Committee.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
A registered architect and associate with MSR Design, Beth has experience working across many complex building typologies, global locations, and architectural scales. Her design work includes library, higher education, workplace, healthcare, science and technology, and mixed-use development projects in the United States and Middle East. A responsible steward of the environment, Beth focuses on creating architecture that is sustainably integrated into the urban fabric. She holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and received a Bachelor of Science in architecture, with high honors, from the University of Virginia, where she won the Faculty Design Award of Excellence. Beth is involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the AIA Minnesota Architecture in the Schools program and Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council.
Charlie, a fifth-year architecture student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, has joined MSR Design as an intern designer. With experience developing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) immersive experiences and an interest in adaptive reuse design, he is a devout, collaborative jack-of-all-trades with an interdisciplinary background. Charlie has a passion for narrative-driven design as a means of generating comprehensive, inventive, and functional products. Having grown up in the Midwest, attending school in California, and completing a yearlong exchange program at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Charlie has had the opportunity to experience life across the country. He is eager to bring this experience to a firm with such a rich history and vibrant culture.
AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP
Director of Technical Practice | Senior Associate
Brendan has been practicing professionally for more than 20 years. As the firm’s director of technical practice and a senior associate, Brendan has developed exceptional design, technical, and management skills, which enable him to clearly communicate design solutions with team members and shepherd those designs through construction. His diverse project experience includes cultural facilities, public libraries, corporate offices, academic buildings, and research laboratories. Brendan designs smart, high-performance buildings that emphasize architectural expression down to the finest detail, and he has helped in the formulation of an office-wide design process for low-energy buildings. He is a certified construction documents technologist through the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification, Standards (36 CFR Part 61) in Historic Architecture.
Jackie brings 15 years of experience to her role as office manager. She is adept at handling multiple projects without sacrificing quality of care for clients and staff. Jackie enjoys high energy environments where she can optimize her management, communication, organizational, and operational skills. With a background working as a paralegal case manager for a variety of law firms, she is excited to put her considerable professional services management experience to good use for MSR Design. In addition to her professional work, Jackie is passionate about helping others and supporting small businesses.
Creative, innovative, and unique, Erica integrates universal and sustainable design into projects, while being attentive to clients and collaboratively taking direction. Keeping a level head under pressure, she brings a zen presence to design teams as she creates spaces focused on health and well-being. Erica has 10 years of interior design experience, primarily for workplaces and multiunit housing. She is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland Chapter board and volunteers for nonprofit organizations, such as the Joy Collaborative (which provides transformative environments for youth living with conditions that limit their activity).
AIA, LEED AP
A registered architect and MSR Design senior associate, Kristilyn has been with the firm for more than 17 years. She has worked on more than a dozen library projects. She brings project management, community engagement, and library master planning expertise to the project. Her strengths include close project coordination, from needs assessments through construction administration. She works closely with consultants and clients to ensure well-integrated building designs and construction documentation sets. Projects she has been involved in have won numerous awards, including an IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award and an AIA/ALA Library Building Award.
Rescued off the mean streets of Houston, Texas, Brody was spirited away to Minneapolis by the incredible Secondhand Hounds rescue organization. He became part of the Vercruysse family in September 2019. At home, Brody plays numerous roles, from quirky and funny companion and A+ puppy rodeo performer to top-notch gardener and champion running buddy. To outsiders and office mates, he appears quiet and lazy, which is also true. Brody’s favorite things include tennis balls, soft toys with squeakers, the dog park, watching cars and trains pass by the window, and running into the office to grab his bone and enjoy it on one of the rugs.
Hailing from Jasper, Alabama, Dottie made her way north to Minneapolis thanks to the impassioned efforts of Secondhand Hounds. She arrived in Minneapolis with a bad case of heartworm, thin as a rail, and leery of people and loud trucks. With lots of love, attention, and food, she began her slow but steady path to becoming her true self. It turns out she is a real character. Dottie delights in initiating intense wrestling matches with Brody (commandeer all the toys), hopping on that bed she’s not supposed to be on (and getting away with it!), and all sorts of other ri-di-cu-lous antics because, hey, that’s just who she is. This Southern belle has proven to the entire world that resiliency wins the day.
LEED AP, CPHC
Chris is passionate about developing and applying a design-centric approach to sustainability grounded in clarity of concept, design rigor, and inspiring visualization. Chris has worked on the design of numerous award-winning projects including the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, winner of an AIA COTE Top Ten Award and AIA Minnesota Honor Award, and Norman Public Library East, winner of an AIA Oklahoma Merit Award. He oversees a student research partnership with the University of Minnesota where he is also an adjunct faculty member teaching sustainable design. A certified passive house consultant and LEED accredited professional, Chris has given numerous talks for AIA and the USGBC focused on integrating analysis into the design process. His design experience also includes two LEED-NC v.3 Platinum certified projects for the City of Madison: the new Olbrich Botanical Gardens Frautschi Family Learning Center and Madison Municipal Building restoration.
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