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.
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The Elastic Perspective is more art installation than useful staircase. Located on a grassy hill in Carnisselande, a Rotterdam suburb, the walkway is built from rusty steel in a lazy loop that
Treehouse Point is an eco resort outside of Seattle, adjacent to a river and located in a beautiful fern-covered forest. Owned and operated by Pete and Judy Nelson, Treehouse Point's mission is
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Typically, on Inhabitat, we call a prefab home one that is mostly manufactured in a factory setting, but Koones expands the definition to include any home built with prefabricated materials.
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High speed rail photo / Shutterstock Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a new proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San
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In December 2013, in Northwestern Ontario, temperatures averaged a daytime high of about -25 degrees celsius (-13 degrees fahrenheit) or colder for about 4 weeks in a row. The cold may have kept
Lang began taking aerial photos when he realized that not many people were photographing the things he wanted to see. So he went up in an ultralight plane and hung outside of it to capture
Each module for MF Architect's Pre-Fab Cottage measures 14' x 14' in size and can be assembled in any configuration. For this setup, the owners wanted four modules connected together via a
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Anthropocene is a term used to describe the era in which modern man has made an impact on the earth. While it's not an official term in the field of geology, there's no denying that we've put
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Fitness trackers abound these days, but can yours sync music with your workout? Intel has just unveiled a set of smart earbuds at CES 2014 that track your heartbeat and then selects music that
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