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Marilyn Moedinger

Marilyn Moedinger

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Marilyn Moedinger, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, has been a practicing architectural designer, professor, contractor, and construction worker, all in pursuit of clarity, social justice, and engagement with the built environment. She is currently a Member of the Faculty at the Boston Architectural College, where she teaches comprehensive studios, construction detailing, history/theory, professional practice, and research methodologies. She has lectured and been a guest critic at Northeastern University, Harvard GSD, Boston Architectural College, UC Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Virginia.

She earned an M.Arch, BS Arch, and BA History from the University of Virginia, where her thesis work, "A Pickup Truck Prototype: Sustainable, Affordable, Panelized Housing in Appalachia," examined architecture's ability to catalyze local and regional communities and economies through a reimagined design and construction process, centered on readily available materials and resources. She has just completed a new book, "Adventures in the Vernacular: Investigative Observations of Residential Climate Mediation," based on research conducted as the 2010 SOM Fellow on five continents over two years.

Most recently, Marilyn was the Director of Instruction and Assessment in Practice at the BAC, where she directed the Gateway to Practice Initiative, a series of student-run design/build and community engagement projects in the Greater Boston area. Previously, Marilyn taught at Northeastern University, and worked as an architectural designer for Utile, Inc in Boston, where she was project architect for a LEED Gold 44,000 square foot housing development in South Boston. As a contractor and designer in Charlottesville, VA. Marilyn's built work includes several single family residences, an elementary school, and a community sustainability resource center, which recently earned LEED Platinum.