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.
Each summer Vancouver works to create vibrant pedestrian spaces to help people make the best of the good weather and sunshine. The VIVA Vancouver program supports parklets, hosts concerts and
Construction began on Naturbad Riehen in 2013 with the full support of Riehen's residents, who desperately wanted a new swimming pool and elected to go au natural by ditching the chemicals.
Memorial City is a city within a city and offers up retail, office space, luxury midrise apartments, restaurants, The Westin Memorial City, and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
Publik Coffee Roasters is located not far from downtown Salt Lake City in an up-and-coming district. The name Publik comes from the Dutch word 'publiek' for community, and it encapsulates the
Work began on the Aspen Art Museum in 2005, construction kicked off in 2012, and now the museum is complete and ready for the public. The museum is hosting private showings this week, but come
Mark Baez's MCube is an amazing custom-built modular house in Venice that can be endlessly reconfigured - and it just hit the market for a cool $5,950,000. The home is made from 10-foot cubic
Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human
The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed
The town of Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills is credited with the world record for annual rainfall of over 75 ft! And in this rainy, wet climate, the rubber fig tree grows with abandon. The tree
Construction started on the Raval Theatre vertical garden in November of 2013 and it was quickly completed that December. The theater is located in Pedró Square in the Raval District of
Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The
The new West Palm Beach station for the All Aboard Florida rail network will be located on a 2.5 acre site in the heart of downtown. SOM and Zyscovich Architects made sure to improve
Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up
Located near Bogota’s Parque de la 93 in the northern part of the city, the Starbucks is more than just a snazzy place to get a cuppa. Dedicated to locally-sourced goods, materials and most
Ralph Allen Yard is located in Combe Down, an area in the southern part of Bath that is well known as the source of the stone from which the city was built. To celebrate this rich history, the
A new rail network will connect the southern tip of Florida to the center of the state, and SOM just revealed the latest plans for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. All Aboard Florida is a privately
The airplane was transported piece by piece from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. It looks a bit like a model airplane on a stand, and we
Rather than build each school its own gym, the three pooled their resources to build a single Mega-Gym that would provide their students lots of options for play and sport. Inside the
Van der Ende isn't just one of those guys who collects the odd scrap here and there - he hoards wood like squirrels stock up on acorns for the winter. His sculptures rely on thousands of pieces
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The new Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital replaces a 1960's facility with advanced equipment and expanded capacity to house and treat animals. At 77,000-square-feet, the two-story hospital
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Kerferd Place: Beautiful Barn-Like Addition Celebrates Reclaimed Materials and Natural Light in Melbourne
The Kerferd Place addition complements an Edwardian redbrick home in Melbourne by providing it with a new open floor plan living, dining, and kitchen space and an upstairs master suite. Bedrooms
The Palo Alto prefab is located on a small lot near Stanford University and replaces an older home. Primarily constructed off site in the Irontown Homes prefab factory in Utah, the modules were
The tiny cottage was originally built in the 1940s as shipyard working housing for Vanport Village. After the village flooded, the house was successfully moved by floating it down river to
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This latest of Starbucks exquisitely-designed coffee shops is located right in the heart of the magical kingdom of Disney World in Downtown Disney West Side. David Daniels, Senior Designer for
Fall House is a long, thin volume that conforms to the natural contours of a sloping cliff above the ocean. The dramatic landscape called for a dramatic solution, and Fougeron Architecture
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