Sam Rusek

Senior Design Associate

Sam's interest and experience in designing climatically adapted buildings brought her to The Center as a volunteer and then as Senior Design Associate. Having received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Anthropology and a M. Arch from the University of Oregon, she embraces both old and new technologies to advance how buildings perform and interact with their surroundings and inhabitants. As a Certified Passive House consultant, LEED Green Associate, and affordable housing proponent, Sam continues to explore the nexus between people, health, energy, affordability, and design at The Center.