Bridgette is a sustainability consultant who helps individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact. She graduated in June 2007 from Stanford University with her masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering in their Atmosphere and Energy Program. She also has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University.
She has spent time abroad in Germany working for a wind turbine manufacturer, a kitchen assistant at a culinary school in New York City, a private chef, a waitress and ski bum in Utah. Bridgette currently lives in an aspen grove in Park City, Utah.
During the winter her home is covered in 12 feet of snow and in the summer she walks directly from her house to hiking trails. She has a black lab/border collie mix named Cooper and is married to the man of her dreams, who also happens to be a firefighter/paramedic.
Bridgette is the Architecture Editor on Inhabitat and a contributing writer for Inhabitots.com and Ecouterre.com. When she's not blogging about architecture and design, she likes to bake gluten free goodies or hide in her recycled shipping container art studio, painting and drawing. Learn more about Bridgette's art and freelance writing on her website. She is currently awaiting the release of her first book - Urgent Architecture, a collection of housing projects in the context of natural disasters, which is expected out in January 2013.
Weiss/Manfredi was one of four firms competing an an international design competition to build the coveted architecture school building. Beating out Bialosky & Partners of Cleveland with
Andrew Maynard's HOUSE House is owned by a single extended family and it consists of two homes set right next to each other. Originally, an extension jutted out into the back yards and all but
For more than two decades the brownfield lot sat empty and was known for a high crime rate. The light rail line stops directly in front of the site and the new affordable housing development
The new 60-story tower, located at 101 First Street, will be the flagship project next to the new transit station and park. Both of the projects were designed by Pelli Clark Pelli, which creates
Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has designed a new pedestrian bridge, set to be a landmark for the city of Lima. The bridge will span a busy roadway and connect the two thriving districts of
Caltech's Robinson Laboratory was originally built in 1932 and features a Spanish mission-style design similar to many of the buildings on the campus. Keeping true to the original nature of the
We're still about 4 years away from the completion of the Transbay Transit Center, a 1.5 million-square-foot facility that will serve as the terminus for this high speed rail line in California.
The original home was determined to have a compromised foundation, so it was decided a renovation would not achieve the desired results. To minimize the impact of of tearing down the home, the
KPF convinced their real estate client to not tear down the Iselin, NJ office park, but instead let them renovate it. Originally built in the 1980s, the dreary building was surrounded by parking
Earlier this year Bridgman showed us to build a recycled shipping pallet chair, and now the company is back at it again with this upcycled garden chair. When delivering new furniture, the
Australia 108 was recently approved by Melbourne's planning commission and will have a total of 108 floors. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018, when it will beat out the Q1 Tower in
In 2011, Andrew R, a Canadian entrepreneur, contacted NL Architects to request their services in designing a home in Del Ray Beach, Florida. He had plans to remove the existing 12,000 sq ft
SND CYN Studios was the brainchild of Ty Mattson, who runs the creative studio Mattson Studios. Wanting an inspiring place to go to work everyday, he set his heart on turning the historic bean
Located on a 40 ha site with distant views of the ocean to the west, the home is also exposed to a powerful prevailing wind from the north. To maximize on views, and minimize the effect of both
Rather than let the beautiful riverside sandy beach go to waste, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the city of Poznań funded a project dedicated to the arts. Mode:Lina kept to a
The Tianjin Exhibition Center will be China's third international exhibition center (after the ones in Shanghai and Guangzhou), and it's expected to be completed in the next few years. Located
The Blue Planet is the newest version of the Denmark Aquarium in Copenhagen dating back to 1939. Located on the shores of Øresund, the aquarium has a picturesque view of the sea and convenient
The lot on which Centre Village was built was at one time an abandoned site in a neglected inner-city neighborhood that was slated to hold just six single-family homes. A zoning change allowed
Originally built in 1963, the Frøsilos seed silos were once part of the Soya Bean Cake Factory on the Port of Copenhagen. The plant closed in the 1990s and the area was slated for redevelopment
Big Air Package is Christo's latest installation, designed and completed entirely after his wife, Jeanne-Claude passed in 2009. It is the largest of the Package projects and considered the
The Aeroponic Vertical Farm is made up of an array of bamboo parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help
Akureyri's city council commissioned Kollgata Arkitektur to create a café for the gardens to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary as well as the garden's 100th anniversary. The Botanical
VolcanElectric Mask is a design that could harness the untapped power of volcanoes to generate electricity and minimize damage and destruction from eruptions. Designed by Jing Hao, Zhanou Zhang,
Hao Tian, Huang Haiyang, and Shi Jianwei's PH Conditioner Skyscrapers received an honorable mention in the2013 eVolo Skyscraper competition. The fantastical proposal soaks up damaging acidic
Vancouver architects Susan and David Scott set off to start their own practice and the first project they wanted to work on was their own. They designed and built a snowboard cabin located in an
Nature Centre Hindsgavl is a sustainable activity and outdoor center in Middlefart, Denmark. The center captures views of the surrounding nature reserve, compliments its beauty and also provides
Located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, Northeastern University's satellite campus was designed to draw people in. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide a connection with the interiors
Located in Queensbridge Square in Southbank, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar has transformed the public square into a temporary coffee plantation. Inspired by Guatemalan farms, the Young
The project was initially denied because the waste company wanted to increase the capacity of the plant -- meaning burning more waste and releasing more CO2. At the same time, Europe has a
Revamping an existing condominium complex, Goring & Straja crafted a new 850 sq m (9,150 sq ft) office space for Autodesk in Milan. Their first goal was to make the new space as sustainable
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