EDUCATION: Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Art History, University of Oklahoma
From Oklahoma City to Seattle, to Rwanda and China and back to Seattle, Kirsten Clemens, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has worked in some far flung places in her short career. As a Project Coordinator and Designer at Weber Thompson, she brings those widely gathered skills to bear, working on all phases of a number of mixed-use residential buildings ranging from seven to forty stories.
Gathering as much experience as she can around her, Kirsten has fingers in many pies – which is partly why her project the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda is her favorite. While at Mulvanny G2, Kirsten acted as project designer, sustainability coordinator and landscape designer for this pro-bono project, combining a number of her preferred skills for the greater good. She is deeply interested in sustainable design and has taken the lead on a number of sustainability initiatives throughout her career.
With her overriding interest in architecture, Kirsten spends her free time giving back to the architecture community. She has been a vital contributor to the Seattle Architecture Foundation for over six years, ever since their Executive Director recommended Kirsten for her first job on the advice of her college professor. She currently serves on their Board of Directors, the marketing committee and as the Chair of Youth Programs. Kirsten is also involved in the Expanding Your Horizons Conference, which encourages young women to pursue science and math subjects.