This presentation will focus on ways to work eﬀectively with design professionals to avoid added cost. It will also identify ways to aﬀordably design units from a space planning aspect to the selection of materials. Finally, it will ask the question, what elements of the process are anti-aﬀordable?
Kristen has assembled 18 years of professional experience in residential buildings at all cost levels, including single-family, multi-family, and cohousing. While at Caddis, she has broadened her experience to include deep energy-retrofits, eco-tenant finishes, and community master planning. She is well-trained in the art of bringing quality design work into clear and accurate construction documents, and is a skilled communicator in working with clients and coordinating consultants and trades. She is dedicated to ecological building and has been actively integrating new green building practices into her repertoire since moving to Colorado fifteen years ago. Kristen is now a Principal Architect with Caddis, a Registered Architect licensed multiple states, a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Passive House Consultant.