I’ve wanted to be an architect since 6th grade, but it wasn’t until graduate school at the University of Oregon when I really started to understand how architecture can be beautiful on a practical level: connecting the indoors to the outdoors, using vernacular building materials, and designing for the long-term uses of buildings.
With the growing threat of climate change, our work as sustainable architects is increasingly important. I’m a proud member of Mothers Out Front, the climate change activism group, and I’ve often said that being part of an organization is exponentially better than trying to make individual changes. No matter how much capacity I have at a given time, every little bit helps the organization that is doing great things. This same theory applies to architecture. I am happy to be a part of VIA where the whole team is actively pursuing creative and innovative designs that improve our built environment and increase the sustainability and resiliency of our communities.
After 13 years practicing architecture in Boston, I moved to Vermont with my family in April, 2020 as COVID transplants. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy small town life. I love living and working in the community of the Mad River Valley.