Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 20, and is now taking place October 13.
Michelle Kaufmann is an architect, designer, and advocate for smarter ways to design, build, and live. She specializes in sustainable lifestyle design, including single-family homes, eco-luxury resorts, and multifamily communities. She is a consultant on sustainability and prefabrication for builders, developers, and architecture firms.
Michelle Kaufmann Studios received the 2008 Top Firm Award from Residential Architect. Kaufmann has been called the Henry Ford of Green Homes by the Sierra Club; she was named 2009 Green Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders; she was included in Business 2.0 magazine's list of 100 People Who Matter Now; and she was listed as one of the "Green 50" by INC magazine. She has been featured on the Sundance channel, HGTV, Discovery, Planet Green, and in numerous magazines, including Town+Country, Dwell, Sunset, Time, and Smithsonian. Her work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum, Washington DC; the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Vancouver Art Center. She holds an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree from Princeton University.
Presented by the MBA in Design Strategy program
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