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September 20, 2019

Precipitate is dedicated to using REGENERATIVE ARCHITECTURE & SYSTEMS THINKING to solve the climate crisis. The work we do in our office every day is a collective response to an imminent need for action. We march today with the Global Climate Strike to push for solutio...

October 5, 2018

Affordable housing is a critical need for thriving, sustainable communities, enabling all residents access to a safe and stable place to call home. While public funding for new affordable housing developments often requires enhanced sustainable design, such as Green Co...

August 3, 2018

This summer Elizabeth attended a workshop on Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and several local colleges. The following is a reflection on her...

November 13, 2017

In November 2017 we traveled to St. Olaf College to attend the dedication ceremony of a building that I had helped design. What made the project particularly special was that it was a renovation of an academic building at my alma mater, St. Olaf College. She had good m...

October 26, 2017

I had the honor to participate in the Practice Innovation Lab, hosted by the Young Architects' Forum through the American Institute of Architects. Sixty of us met in Washington, D.C. for a fast-paced workshop, culminating in team pitches for new practice models.

 Team 5...

October 4, 2017

This week, I traveled to Seattle for the 12th Annual North American Passive House Conference. As my goal for attending was to stay updated with best practices and new techniques for reducing carbon emissions in the buildings I design, it seemed counterproductive to fly...

October 3, 2017

I enjoyed attending the 12th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Seattle, including two days of pre-conference training to improve my skills in WUFI Passive modeling. The combination of new knowledge, inspiration, and fellowship with other building energy...

September 11, 2017

I am looking forward to participating in the Practice Innovation Lab October 12-14 in D.C., hosted by the American Institute of Architects' Young Architects Forum, where I'll collaborate with 60 other leaders in our profession to "redefine the practice of architecture...

August 2, 2017

I was honored to present the Campus Resilience Game at the National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting this week with Erika Bailey-Johnson from Bemidji State University, Shane Stennes from the University of Minnesota, and K...

July 10, 2017

I am incredibly grateful for the many conversations, words of advice, and encouragement I have received in setting up Precipitate. I am fortunate and humbled by the mentors, allies, and friends who have been supportive on this journey. And I've written a lot of thank y...

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