Stephen Messinger '11
Stephen Messinger '11 pursues his passion of sustainable design and thinking vigorously in all aspects of his life from academic to professional to personal. While a student at the BAC, Stephen served as a Project Director for the BAC/ Tufts 2009 Solar Decathlon, playing a vital role in bringing the project from idea to reality in Washington, DC on the National Mall. Due to his strength in working with others, his passion for sustainable thinking and projects, and his leadership skills, Stephen served as Atelier President, VP, and Treasurer, won two President's Awards, the Dean's Award, the Alpha Rho Chi medal, as well as a Commends Nomination for this Thesis. After graduating, Stephen won the 2012 John Worthington Ames Scholarship which allowed him to live in Sweden for two months, studying all facets of sustainable cities.
Stephen works for KlingStubbins in Cambridge in all phases of design from concept to construction. As a leader in sustainable thinking and practice, he has co-organized, developed, and taught a LEED and sustainability training course for co-workers, clients, and Harvard students aiming for both a deeper understanding of sustainable issues and LEED Accreditation.
Bringing sustainable practice home, Stephen completed Boston's Green Triple Decker pilot project with a deep energy retrofit of his house in Jamaica Plain, which includes super insulation, energy efficient windows, a heat pump heating and cooling system, tankless on-demand hot water, low flow/ dual flush fixtures, and an energy recovery ventilator. Stephen can be found traveling by bicycle on most days, rain or shine.
Stephen has stayed connected to the BAC since graduation, serving on several Thesis panels as a design critic as well as representing alumni as a Director and (current) Vice President of the BAC Alumni Board of Directors.