Women+ in Green Coffee Talks Mentoring Series featuring Kirsten Clemens
March 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 amFree
Start your morning off with an inspiring Women+ in Green conversation and mentoring opportunity! At this event, attendees will hear from a leader in the green building community and then engage in small group conversations around mentoring and progressing in your sustainability career as a woman or gender minority. GBA’s Women+ in Green network aims to foster a sense of support and connectedness in our often cis-male dominated industries. We look forward to spending the morning with you!
About our Speaker: Kirsten Clemens
A recent addition to BCJ Pittsburgh from the Seattle area, Kirsten Clemens is a strong designer with the ability to create a visual story to relate her designs to a wide variety of populations. Seeing each project as a new opportunity, she incorporates those skills to her mixed-use projects, ranging from one to forty stories. A common thread carried throughout her varied work is creating long lasting sustainable communities, continuing to deepen clarity for good design and ecologically restorative buildings.
More recently she has focused research and application of healthy air environments for at risk populations in affordable housing using passive house methodology with special attention to healthy materials. She has led sustainable design initiatives as a core member to internal research groups in her previous work and designed the 2015 award-winning entry for the Architecture at Zero Net Zero Energy Student Housing project on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. In addition, she continues to research and present on the application of mass timber, extracted from sustainable forestry, in high-rise structures to capture carbon. She was lead designer of Pike Passive in Seattle’s beloved Capitol Hill neighborhood; a Passive House apartment project developed by Solterra.
She previously served as a board member of the Seattle Architecture Foundation for ten years and is looking forward to finding a home for her community work in Pittsburgh.