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
Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Originally constructed in 1841 by Alexander Jackson Davis, The Octagon was an island retreat that featured a beautiful rotunda with a 'flying' spiral staircase. Then in 1894, it was…

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Tour Bed-Stuy's Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

Tour Bed-Stuy's Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

The eco-friendly apartment building has one, two and three-bedroom rentals varying in size from 664 to 1,177-sq-ft, and some even come with balconies. The 9-story building offers 105…

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Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

The Solaire is a 27-story luxury rental building in Battery Park located at 20 River Terrace next to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Developed by The Albanese Organization, the…

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Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

The Bronx Box replaced an older bungalow home on the waterfront of the Eastchester Bay. With views of the water and the Throgs Neck Bridge, the two story, 1,816 sq ft home sits on a…

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Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Located at 951 Pacific Street, the R-951 residence is named for its resilience and high R-value along with its address. The relatively narrow rowhouse structure contains three homes,…

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Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

BarlisWedlick Architects (formerly Dennis Wedlick Architects) was also responsible for the Hudson Passive Project, NY state's first certified Passive House. Wedlick rounded up the same…

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Prefab Lehman College Day Care Center Features Vertical Gardens for Children to Grow Food

Prefab Lehman College Day Care Center Features Vertical Gardens for Children to Grow Food

To minimize disruptions on campus to build the day care center, Garrison Architects provided a prefabricated system of modules that could be assembled on site. After fabrication, it…

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Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

230 Halsey Street is just one of eight buildings that make up the mixed-use Teachers Village in Newark. Located in Newark's downtown district south of Market Street, the project will…

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

With a new baby on the way, this family of four was outgrowing their two-bedroom apartment and wanted to expand. Their solution was to buy the loft apartment upstairs and completely…

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Four Amazing Proposals Re-Imagine Penn Station & Madison Square Garden

Four Amazing Proposals Re-Imagine Penn Station & Madison Square Garden

Nearly 640,000 people use Penn Station every day, making it the busiest train station in the United States. Unfortunately, it's nowhere close to being ready to handle high speed trains…

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Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Lamson's Solarium is a one-room cabin or mountain chapel intended for contemplation and meditation. It's also an experimental greenhouse with three mini citrus trees inside, but it's…

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Shane Hope Uses 3D Printing to Synthesize Nano Digital Data into Intriguing Organic Art

Shane Hope Uses 3D Printing to Synthesize Nano Digital Data into Intriguing Organic Art

Shane Hope's recent works explore technology, materials and art and questions whether or not we can really predict what the future will bring. He wonders how our progeny will use the…

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

The original apartment was awkwardly laid out with oddly placed and sized rooms, none of which were really large enough for a bed or a couch. The owners wanted to use it as a…

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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may…

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Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Herbie Fletcher began surfing in Huntington Beach when he was just 10, but later moved to Hawaii and became a professional surfer and the owner of several surf and snowboard lines. Also…

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Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Fishers Island is located at the entrance of the Long Island Sound and is actually closer to Connecticut than New York. The vacation beach home was designed by Resolution: 4…

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home - in fact, the house contains two…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II is a Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors on the High Line

El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II is a Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors on the High Line

Broken Bridge II is the second iteration of El Anatsui's artwork, with the original shown in Paris during the 2012 Triennale. The latest version was made with the same materials but…

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MoMA Selling Iwan Baan's Haunting Half-Dark NYC Photo for Hurricane Sandy Relief

MoMA Selling Iwan Baan's Haunting Half-Dark NYC Photo for Hurricane Sandy Relief

If you were one of the many New Yorkers touched by Iwan Baan's haunting, half-dark image of post-Sandy Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art is now offering you a chance to own a copy of…

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Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Sunrise Yard consolidates the DOT's maintenance programs into one facility located in a residential area of Queens. Designed by Gruzen Samton • IBI Group, the 27,000 sq. ft. building…

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Ultra-Thin Murray Hill Townhouse is Only 11 Feet Wide

Ultra-Thin Murray Hill Townhouse is Only 11 Feet Wide

The ultra-thin townhome in Murray Hill is actually one of a pair of brownstones at 115 East 35th Street. The well preserved exterior contains an equally ornate interior that Patricia…

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