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Michelle Kaufmann

Michelle Kaufmann Michelle is an architect, designer, and advocate for smarter ways to build, design, and live. Her mission with all her work is to make thoughtful, sustainable design accessible. With her firm, Michelle Kaufmann Studio, she specializes in sustainable lifestyle design including single-family homes, eco-luxury resorts, and multi-family communities. She is also a consultant for builders, developers, and architecture firms on sustainability and prefabrication, and most recently has been doing work with Google.

Her book, Prefab Green, describes off-site construction and the green design principles of award-winning homes she has designed. She has been featured on the Sundance Channel, HGTV, Discovery, and Planet Green, and in numerous magazines including Town & Country, Dwell, Sunset, Time, and Smithsonian.

Michelle has also had a number of her homes showcased in museums. A full-size replica of Michelle's home was built at the National Building Museum as part of the Green House exhibit, and a fully functioning three-story home designed by Michelle is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. The home is the exhibit on green building called The Smart Home: Green + Wired. Her work has also been on display at MOCA, the Walker Art Center, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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