July 18, 2018

Precipitate has been hired by Sedgewick & Ferweda Architects of Flint, MI to perform net-zero energy consulting for a new community service center. S&F's non-profit client is committed to being stewards of the people they serve by creating a high performance building t...

July 18, 2018

INFILL ECOLOGY 

Cities, neighborhoods, and buildings all go through cycles of renewal and decay. This project proposes the development of mixed-use affordable housing and retail within vacant pockets of an established neighborhood. Community businesses, services, and in...

July 11, 2018

Elizabeth was a Research Assistant for the Salovich Zero Plus Campus Design Project at the University of Minnesota from 2010-2011. The project explored the potential for the Campus to become net-positive in terms of energy and water consumption and serve as a living la...

July 11, 2018

UMore Park is comprised of nearly 5000 acres of primarily agricultural and research land currently owned by the University of Minnesota. For several years through 2013, the University explored potential future development of the site as a large-scale demonstration of t...

July 11, 2018

Elizabeth teaches the capstone course for the Sustainability Studies minor at the University of Minnesota, SUST4004: Sustainable Communties, with Amir Nadav. She lectures on systems thinking, resilience, and design thinking, and coaches students on how to work effectiv...

July 3, 2018

Four practices impacting campus carbon neutrality are increasingly common at Colleges and Universities in the United States: faculty and students are engaging in hands-on sustainability curriculum, facilities personnel are analyzing campus energy consumption data, admi...

July 3, 2018

The Campus Resilience Game helps players to quickly understand the benefits of an integrated approach to planning in meeting multiple demands that campuses face while being resilient to unknown events. It is conducted as a workshop on campuses, and our team has present...

July 2, 2018

Hook & Ladder Apartments will provide 118 units of affordable housing in Northeast Minneapolis in two buildings, one of which is Passive House (PHIUS+ 2015) pre-certified, the other is standard affordable housing construction. Upgrades to the PHIUS building include enh...

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.

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