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.
Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts
OakOak is a street artist in St. Etienne, France who loves to decorate his industrial city with funny little characters and superheroes. As explained by OakOak on The Outsiders, "I like this
The Bala Park Island cabin is a 3 bedroom, 2,200 sq ft seasonal home near Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. Altius Architecture handled the design and construction management of the home. The
SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville
Small Moons is a large-scale art installation by Seattle trio SuttonBeresCuller, made from collected and unwanted objects. Sponsored by artwithoutwalls, John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler,
Benisch Architecten won 1st prize in an architecture competition to design a renovation for the historic Handelskamer, which serves as Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the plan was to
The design for the new education building was largely determined by the needs of the architecture department, the restrictions of the existing structure, and the tight budget of the university.
We first caught wind of the Sauna Box back in 2005 and since then Castor has built a number of these custom units and updated them along the way. The Sauna Box is built within an 8x8x8 ft mini
Originally the Golden Gate Valley Library was named the Carnegie Library and was completed in 1918 in the Beaux-Arts style by architect Ernest Coxhead. The basilica-shaped library needed a
Simpatico Homes is based on a prefab system whereby clients can create a semi-custom home by combining pre-designed modular units. The prototype is a 2-story, 3 bedroom home on a narrow urban
The Veolia Environnement Centre-Est is an innovative and harmonious campus that houses a professional training center for environment, energy, transport, waste and water sectors. The project
As the East Coast continues its long uphill battle to rebuild, a process which could take a decade, Blu Homes wants to join that effort with quickly-built prefab homes. Using durable materials
In January 2010, this group of artists, builders, architects, and engineers asked themselves how they could use their skills and talents to help people in Haiti rebuilt their lives. Settling on
In 2009, Droog introduced ‘House of furniture Parts’ by Studio Makkink & Bey, a development of the studio’s Stairhouse in Droog’s New York store. The system of architecture,
For the last 20 years, the Sheraton Seattle has been hosting the annual gingerbread village contest. Top Seattle architects and chefs join forces to create fantastical and edible worlds all with
The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates
The Shoffice is located in the backyard of a 1950's terraced house in St John’s Wood in northwest London. Designed by Platform 5 Architects, who worked closely with the structural engineer and
The Revival house is a one-story Spanish Colonial in the North Encanto area in central Phoenix. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,789 sq ft home was redesigned by The Ranch Mine, developed by Firefly
Completed in 2008, the Flat Iron Building is an eco office developed by Skanska and designed by Rosenbergs Arkitekter. The precast concrete building forms a wedge between Torsgatan in central
The Pin Phoenix Observation Tower is being developed by boutique real estate company Novawest and designed by Denmark-based BIG. Unlike many other big cities, Phoenix does not have an
Noriega Street Parklet is built in the shape of a parallelogram outside Devil's Teeth Bakery on the north side of Noriega Street in the Outer Sunset District. The 45 deg angle provides an
Completed in 2011, Carabineros Fort is strategically located in the Medellin's environmental park, Arvi. Developed by EDU Medellin, the project is key to the development of this area as a future
First place was awarded to Alexander Laing & Francesco Matteo Belfiore from London, who envisioned the transformation of the wreck by exploring the dichotomy between removal and storage.
Plans for the IJDock on the southern bank of the IJ waterway began back in the 90's when Bjarne Mastenbroek of SeARCH and Dick van Gameren devised the concept for the masterplan for a mixed-use
Mobil Arquitectos sought to plant a light footprint on the topography of the landscape with the hotel and the rooms are perched up like a bridge on top of four concrete pillars. Their design
Completed in April of 2012, the KIOSC combines both sustainable practice in building design along with secondary and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) curriculum. Students in grades 7-10
Designing a desert retreat that respects its environment is difficult enough, but to build one that is also a Buddhist sanctuary is another feat entirely. The client, a business woman from Salt
Originally built in 1978, the GORI paint factory was considered innovative and set new standards for manufacturing facilities. It was the first factory plant in Denmark to unite production and
The scheme for DNB NOR's headquarters in Oslo was to create a clear identity for the company in the city and provide excellent working conditions and spatial qualities for their employees.
Through a new special service in Austria, families can order a living Christmas tree online and have it delivered to their home in time for the holidays. Green Rabbit nursery in Vienna is
The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General
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