Research Fellow | EskewDumezRipple
Kelsey Wotila joined EskewDumezRipple as the studio’s yearlong Research Fellow, exploring embodied and operational carbon across a portfolio sample of projects. Her research put real world cost to ZEROCODE and Architecture 2030 targets for a range of project types. She then transitioned into full-time staff, in order to apply this research and advance all projects towards a more sustainable future.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Architecture, and earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder. After practicing architecture and design, she moved toward understanding impacts of the building industry and built environment. An emerging professional in carbon accounting, Kelsey has the skillset to convey complexity at an introductory level. Her work with EskewDumezRipple results in simple guidelines for architects to understand impacts of their design decisions.
She maintains that the role of architect should be as advocate, for the client and for the site, and on a macro scale, for the planet. The resulting architecture is the solution that fulfills the needs of the land, the user, and future users. As architects, she believes it is our role to blend numbers and beauty in creating sustainable spaces that people love.