Bridgette Meinhold

 

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.

Bridgette Meinhold
Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a Point Loma Infill Lot

Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a Point Loma Infill Lot

When designing the house, the owner's priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally…

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Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

The 5,800 sq ft house is composed of two buildings - the main house and a guest house, which is separated by a driveway and garage. Like two puzzle pieces pulled apart, the void left…

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RAFAA Designs Beaming Modular Towers for the BrightSource Solar Plant in the Mojave

RAFAA Designs Beaming Modular Towers for the BrightSource Solar Plant in the Mojave

By 2013 the Ivanpah Solar Plant will consist of three separate solar plants comprised of a series of heliostats surrounding three 225 meter high towers. The heliostats (mirrors) will…

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Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

The 23,000 sq facility is to be located high up in the Santa Monica Mountains to take advantage of the views as well as the breeze. Bel Air Presbyterian has an ambitious goal of…

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Manhattan Beach Mixed Use Project Boasts Green Roof Big Enough For Lawn Sports

Manhattan Beach Mixed Use Project Boasts Green Roof Big Enough For Lawn Sports

Poon Design took a slightly unconventional approach when designing the mixed use project. Rather than lining up all three condos evenly giving equal street frontage, Poon slid each…

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David Hertz's Panel House Made With Prefab Industrial Refrigeration Walls

David Hertz's Panel House Made With Prefab Industrial Refrigeration Walls

Located on a 28 x 89 foot lot on the Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach, the narrow home takes advantage of the entire lot. The three story, four bedroom home relies on natural…

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Ray Kappe-Designed Santa Monica LivingHomes Was Installed In An Amazing 8 Hours

Ray Kappe-Designed Santa Monica LivingHomes Was Installed In An Amazing 8 Hours

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of…

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Green-Roofed Art Center College of Design's South Campus Connects With Downtown Pasadena

Green-Roofed Art Center College of Design's South Campus Connects With Downtown Pasadena

The supersonic wind tunnel facility was used by aircraft companies to test their designs in the mid-20th century until after the Cold War. Afterwards Dacor Corporation bought it for…

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Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to Camping

Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to Camping

The Three Rivers itHouse is the basic model home for Taalman Koch's prefabricated system. With 2 bedrooms and a series interconnected patios and interior living spaces, this transparent…

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Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern California

Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern California

Located, right below the 2.5 mile long East Dam, the project seeks to educate visitors on the lake, geography, geology, history and natural resources of the area. Split into two…

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