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kpb architects Expands Satellite Office

kpb architects takes pleasure in announcing that Associate Lauri Strauss, AIA, LEED® BD&C has relocated to the firm’s Everett, Washington office, the second of the firm’s offices. 

Recently featured in the February 2012 issue of the Alaska Business Monthly article, “Notable Buildings, Notable Architects”, Lauri Strauss will be expanding on the firm’s pursuits in federal, healthcare, education, multi-unit housing and development-driven design-build projects.

A full-service architectural, site planning/ landscape and interior design firm, Ms. Strauss is a Senior Project Manager and kpb architects’ Sustainability and LEED® Coordinator.  She is currently the Executive Secretary on the board for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC), a past director of the Cascadia Green Building Council, Chair of the Green Building Track planning team for the Alaska Forum on the Environment, and a juror for the International Living Future Institute’s Living Aleutian Home Design Competition.

“We are tremendously proud of Lauri’s achievements in sustainability in building design, and her desire to grow our firm profile in the Pacific Northwest area,” said President Michael A. Prozeralik, AIA, LEED® AP.  “After 30 years of award-winning work throughout Alaska, it is our people, like Ms. Strauss, who keep sustainable design and best practices in the forefront of our work.  Lauri is a great spokesperson for energy efficiency in all we do, and we are very pleased with her decision to increase our efforts in Washington State and beyond.” 

Lauri Strauss is the Project Manager for the $28 million Alakanuk School and the Design Project Manager for the $34 million Battle Command Training Center at Fort Richardson, JBER, both currently under construction.

kpb architects is an award-winning mid-size architectural, planning, landscape architecture and interior design firm, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska with a satellite office in Everett, Washington.  The firm specializes in arctic/cold climate design, federal (military, DoD, Army Corps of Engineers, VA), correctional, healthcare, indigenous and culturally sensitive projects, housing, K-12 education, commercial and non-profit clientele with sustainability and “Leadership in Progressive Design and Community Responsibility” as their goal.

LEED® is the registered trademark for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

For additional information, call 907-274-7443 or www.kpbarchitects.com.

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