our story

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.
 

our team

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)

Abby thrives on creating elegant and integrated solutions for everyday design problems. She connects big ideas and a collaborative approach to promote the advancement of sustainable design practices in the building industry.

Abby Meuser - Herr, AIA

Architect & Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Janneke is passionate about process and thrives when leading project teams to successfully elevate the sustainability performance of their projects while navigating complex requirements. She gained a deep working knowledge of how design, construction, and sustainability intersect while evaluating incoming projects for compliance with the premier local green building standard, GreenStar. Her education in Architecture and Sustainability Studies included comparative research of LEED for Homes, GreenStar, and Passive House certification programs.

Janneke Schaap

Sustainable Design Associate

Imani is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a concentration in Environmental Studies. She is passionate about the intersections of political science and environmental studies as they relate to climate justice, and she is excited to bring this perspective to Precipitate.

Imani Mosher 

Climate Justice Intern

Ruweyda is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Architecture with a minor in Interior Environments. She has a background in research related to structure and aesthetics. She will be attending the University of Minnesota's Masters of Architecture program in the fall. Her plan is to become a licensed architect and practice in a residential firm focused on sustainable and regenerative design, become a passive house consultant, and work with underrepresented communities.

Ruweyda Mohamed

Sustainable Design Intern

Brandon has spent the last 11 years at a Fortune 50 company wearing numerous hats and developing a passion for team and process. He is driven to apply his financial experience to elevate what the team at Precipitate can deliver for its clients. In addition to short and long-range financial planning, he leads continuous improvement on project management and team development initiatives. Brandon encourages the team to think big, define our 'why,' and focus our work on what creates the most impact.

Brandon Turner 

Chief Financial Officer ​