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2021 Net Zero Emerging Leaders

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The Net Zero Emerging Leaders grants are given to Oregon architecture and engineering firms to employ students for a 12-week internship. The interns support each firm’s AIA 2030 Commitment—an industry pledge to transform architectural standards toward net-zero buildings.

Energy Trust awarded five grants to local firms to employ students from January to April 2021.

Andrea Padilla

Andrea Padilla
BRIC Architecture, Inc.

Andrea was first drawn to architecture during family trips when she found her love for beautifully designed buildings. What she appreciates most about architecture is working with and learning from others, using her creativity as an avenue to problem solve, express ideas and design spaces that have a positive impact on the community. Andrea is working on a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon.

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Susana Carrizal

Susana Carrizal
Carleton Hart Architecture

Susana is pursuing a degree in Architecture at Portland State University, with a strong interest in sustainable materials and construction and how communities can have a deeper relationship with architecture. She is devoted to learning more about how we can reduce negative environmental impacts through design, while also thinking about how design impacts the community.

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Mason Martinez

Mason Martinez
GBD Architects

Mason loves design, specifically in our built environment, and believes architecture is a direct extension of our culture. It reflects who we are, who we would like to be, and it explores possibilities on the horizon of human potential. Mason looks forward to a career in architecture and is currently studying at Portland State University.

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Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson
Green Hammer

Emily’s interest in architecture comes from a lifelong love of art and design. She plans to focus her work on sustainability and new ways in which design can accommodate and promote healthy living. Emily is most looking forward to exploring energy modeling and learning about the skills and information you can gain by running software programs. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon pursuing a degree in Architecture.

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Courtney Sigloh
Salazar Architect, Inc.

Courtney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia and is in her final year as a grad student at the University of Oregon. She loves that architecture does not exist in a vacuum; it impacts people, ecosystems, weather, politics and culture, and transcends into the intangible spaces of beauty, belonging and well-being. Courtney believes you cannot design a good building without understanding all it connects to.

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Mentors

Andrew Werth and Izzy Anderson
BRIC Architecture, Inc.
Logan Cravens and Dristi Manandhar
Carleton Hart Architecture
Matt Bray, James Chrisman and Eric McDaniel
GBD Architects
Erica Dunn, Alex Boetzel and Jon Lundstrom
Green Hammer
Matt Bokar, Emily Waldinger and Jake Lewis
Salazar Architect