Growing up in Wisconsin, I learned about construction while helping my parents build a cabin in the woods, and couldn’t help but be influenced by the nature-inspired prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. I enjoy thinking about residential design of all scales – from understanding clients’ individual characters so that their homes reflect their lives, to digging into the details of building envelope, windows, and mechanical systems. I am inspired by natural patterns and materials, and the ways people have connected and built in those environments over the centuries.
I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of living in a low-carbon home designed for delight, comfort, and durability, and that it is imperative to the future of the planet to renovate and build to create those low-carbon homes and other buildings. I feel very fortunate to now live in a net-zero home of my own design – biking, skiing and gardening out my back door, enjoying the draft-free warmth of sun-drenched rooms, and baking bread and pies in a kitchen with a view of the green mountains.