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Precipitate was founded to accelerate the architecture profession's response to the climate crisis. We invest in our people to stay at the forefront of research, design, and advocacy around climate justice so that we can bring that expertise to our clients and colleagues. Precipitate is shifting the paradigm of architectural practice towards integrative and inclusive design processes that lead to holistic and regenerative design outcomes. We are changemakers forging a path for climate action in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) industry, and our communities.


We believe that in order to design healthy buildings and communities, we must prioritize the health and well-being of our people. We are amazed at how much more productive we can be when we are able to bring our full selves to work, pour our passions into our projects, and support one another in a strong community of diverse perspectives, a brave space for new ideas. We see our clients as part of our creative community and thrive when we are collaborating and learning from one another in the pursuit of cost-effective, creative design solutions to the climate crisis.

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Elizabeth is an architect with a passion for finding synergies to create thriving, equitable communities that depend less on the purchase of energy, saving both operational costs and carbon emissions. She founded Precipitate in 2017 to explore emerging methods of holistically integrated design at the intersection of architecture, research, and education.

Elizabeth Turner, AIA

Architect & Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Elizabeth believes resilient carbon-neutral architecture must be centered on equity and affordability and founded Precipitate in 2017 to accelerate change in the profession toward that goal. She is a 2020 recipient of the Energy News Network’s 40 under 40 recognizing her leadership in the transition to a clean energy economy. She coaches client project teams in energy efficiency as a Certified Passive House Consultant. She teaches sustainable community development and net positive architecture at the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College. Elizabeth volunteers extensively with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota, serving on the Culture Change Leadership Team and co-chairing the Government Affairs Committee, advocating for public policy with a focus on equity and inclusion toward truly sustainable communities for all.

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