BRITTANY L. WILLIAMS, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

BrittanyLWilliams1@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Masters of Architecture, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Summer Rome Program, University of Maryland | Rome, Italy

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND ORGANIZATIONS

Licensed Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia
American Institute of Architects, Member
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP BD+C

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

08/2015 - Present  - Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Courses Taught:
ARCH402 Architectural Design Studio III - Fall 2015, 2016, 2017*, Spring 2018*, 2019* (*studio coordinator)
ARCH403 Architectural Design Studio IV - Spring 2016, 2017
ARCH600/611 Integrated Design Studio V/Advanced Architecture Technology Seminar - Fall 2018
ARCH799 Master Thesis Chair, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring+Fall 2019

02/2019 - Present - Faculty Advisor, Alpha Rho Chi - Olynthius Chapter

01/2010 - 11/2011 - Lecturer and Architecture and Communications Faculty Co-Adviser, Lead Faculty Team, University of Maryland's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 1st place entry | College Park, Maryland
Courses Taught: 
ARCH601, Graduate level topical studio, Co-instructor with Amy Gardner
ARCH478Y/678Y, Building Innovations, Co-instructor with Patti Cossard
ARCH600, Graduate level comprehensive studio, Co-instructor with Amy Gardner
ARCH601, Graduate level topical studio, Co-instructor with Amy Gardner, Madlen Simon, Mike Binder

08/2005 - 12/2007 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

11/2013 – Present
Project Architect, Gardner Architects | Silver Spring, Maryland

10/2013
Competition Management Team, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 | Irvine, California

02/2013 – 09/2013           
Competition Manager, China's National Energy Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon China 2013 | Peking University, Beijing and Datong, China

02/2008 – 02/2013
Project Architect, MTFA Architecture | Arlington, Virginia

01/2006 – 12/2007
Architecture Team Leader, University of Maryland’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007 2nd place entry LEAFHouse | College Park, Maryland

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018
Fine Homebuilding Readers' Choice Award, in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)

2017
Citation Award, 2017 AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Award – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)
Honor Award, 2016 AIA Delaware Design Award – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)

2016
AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards 2016 - People's Choice – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)
AIA Potomac Valley 2016 Design Awards - Merit Award – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)
2016 Professional Builder Design Awards - Silver Award – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)
2016 Built by Women DC Award Winner - Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation – in recognition of LEAFHouse and WaterShed: The University of Maryland's Solar Decathlon Project
NKBA Baltimore/Washington Chapter - First Place, Medium Kitchen, designed in conjunction with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath – in recognition of Canal House (Gardner Architects)

2014
2014 Watermark Project of the Year, Builder Magazine – in recognition of WaterShed

2012
AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter Award – in recognition of WaterShed
AIA DC Design Award - Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design – in recognition of WaterShed
AIA Maryland Design Citation – in recognition of WaterShed
State of Maryland House and Senate Binding Resolution – in recognition of WaterShed
Citation in the US Congressional Record by Steny Hoyer – in recognition of WaterShed

2011
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
            1st place overall
            1st place in Architecture Contest
            1st Place (T) in Energy Balance Contest
            1st Place (T) in Hot Water Contest
            2nd Place in Market Appeal Contest
            2nd Place in Appliances Contest
            3rd Place in Communications Contest
            3rd Place in Comfort Zone Contest
            3rd Place (T) in Home Entertainment
Maryland Clean Energy Center Commendation – in recognition of WaterShed
Montgomery County Council Proclamation – in recognition of WaterShed
State of Maryland's Governor Proclamation – in recognition of WaterShed
MDVSEIA Solar Innovation Award – in recognition of WaterShed

2008
AIA DC – Washingtonian Residential Design Honor Award – in recognition of LEAFHouse
State of Maryland House and Senate Binding Resolution – in recognition of LEAFHouse
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2008 Annual Awards Ceremony – in recognition of LEAFHouse

2007
LEAFHouse, the University of Maryland’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007
            2nd Place overall (1st place in the US, 2nd place internationally)
            1st Place in Energy Balance Contest
            1st Place in Communications Contest
            2nd Place in Lighting Contest
            2nd Place in Architecture Contest
            2nd Place in Market Viability
            People’s Choice Award
            ASHRAE: Integration of Renewable for Sustainable Living Award - in Recognition of LEAFHouse
            National Association of Homebuilders Marketing Curb Appeal Award - in Recognition of LEAFHouse
AIA Potomac Valley - Special Award for the “Advancement of the Art and Science of Architecture” - in Recognition of LEAFHouse

INVITED TALKS AND JURIES

2016
Conference Presenter/Author with Brian Grieb, Creating at the Intersection: Collaborative Integration in the Design Process, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, California Polytechnic State University | San Luis Obispo, California

2015
Guest Critic, ARCH673 Building Culture, Amy Gardner, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland

2014
Guest Critic, Architectural Studio III: Adaptive, ARCH 733.1, Ming Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, New York
Guest Critic, ARCH302 Design IV: Urban Design, Brian Grieb, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University | Baltimore, Maryland

2013
Guest Speaker, Solar Decathlon China 2013 Volunteer Initiation Ceremony, Datong University | Datong, Shanxi Province, China

2012
Guest Speaker, Reading the Suburbs ENGL25952, Dr. Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
Guest Critic, ARCH301 Design III, Brian Grieb, AIA, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University | Baltimore, Maryland
Conference Co-Presenter with Mike Binder, Amy Gardner, Brian Grieb, WaterShed: The University of Maryland's entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, AIA National Conference| Washington, DC
Co-presenter with Professor Emeritus Ralph Bennett, Sustainability, Smart Growth, Green Building, and More – from the Campus to the World, Maryland Day, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland

2011
Conference Co-presenter with WaterShed team members, WaterShed: The University of Maryland's Entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, AIA Design DC | Washington, DC

2010
Conference Co-Presenter with WaterShed team members, University of Maryland's Watershed, AIA Design DC | Washington, DC
Course Contributor, ARCH418, Selected Topics in Architectural Technology, Amy Gardner, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Course Contributor, ENES289, Special Topics in Engineering, Keith Herold, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Presenter and Graphic Designer, Become an Architect Sleuth Program, Oxon Hill Farm, National Parks Service | Oxon Hill, Maryland

2009
Guest Reviewer and Course Contributor, ARCH 673, Building Culture, Amy Gardner, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Interviewee, “Green Communities” exhibit, National Building Museum | Washington, DC
Interviewee, “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay” Interview Project, WRNR-FM

2008
Panelist, Colvin Symposium, Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland | College Park, Maryland
Panelist, LEAFHouse, AIA DC Design | Washington, DC
Interviewee, Solar Showdown on LEAFHouse, Discovery Communications Planet Green Series
Speaker, Maryland Solar Homes Tour, LEAFHouse | College Park, Maryland

2007
Master's Thesis, “Exploring Connection Between Process and Product”, University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation | College Park, Maryland

2012-2008
Team Leader and Member, AIA Northern Virginia CANstruction | Arlington, Virginia

EXHIBITED WORK

2018
Site and Home: The Landscape of Sustainability, MAPP Research and Creative Practice Symposium, Poster Session | University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

2016
2016 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit, AIA National Headquarters | Washington, DC - Living Deanwood
2016 Built x Women Exhibit, National Building Museum | Washington, DC - Watershed and LEAFHouse 

2011
WaterShed, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, West Potomac Park on the National Mall | Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Model Exhibit, National Association for Home Builders International Builders’ Show | Orlando, Florida
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Model Exhibit, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitor Center | Golden, Colorado
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Model Exhibit, National Education Association Expo | Chicago, Illinois


2010
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Conceptual Designs, National Building Museum | Washington, DC

2007
Annapolis City Hall, LEAFHouse, Annapolis, Maryland
LEAFHouse, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007, National Mall | Washington, DC

WORK CITED

2018
Coplan, Tina, "History Reborn", Home and Design Magazine, Fall 2018

2016
Sanders, Julie, "Wetlands Idyll", Home and Design Magazine, November/December 2016
"It Takes a Community", The Field ASLA Professional Practice Networks' Blog, August 18, 2016
Goldchain, Michelle, "This Year's 30 Most Creative Projects from Young Architects, Designers, and Students", Curbed Washington DC, July 14, 2016
Busta, Hallie, "The AIA Showcases Community-Centric Design Concepts by Emerging Professionals", Architect Magazine, July 14, 2016

2013
Morrow, Kevin, “Finding a Good Balance of Efficiency, Beauty, and Functionality”, Best in American Living, July 2013
Report on Solar Decathlon China, Shanxi News Network, China Television Network, July 27, 2013

2012
Voorhies, David, “Critical Issues for Green Roof Design”, EDC, November 5, 2012
WaterShed: Inspired Innovations, UMD Press, 2012
Birchfield, Christina, “Solar Decathlon V”, GreenBuilder, Jan 2012
Haslam, Maggie, “Constructed Wetlands”, HandShake, April 2012, Issue 22 pp The World Bank / IFC40-41
“A WaterShed Moment”, Fine Homebuilding, March 2012, #225 and Energy-Smart Homes, Winter 2012, #225
King, Richard, “Decathletes Lead with Location”, Solar Today, Jan 2012
O’Rourke, Ronald, “Architecture for the Long Run”, ArchitectureDC, #4 2012

2011
“Building a Better Future”, gb&d (Green Building & Design), February 2011
“University of Maryland wins 2011 Solar Decathlon”, L.A. Times, October 1, 2011
Grimes, B, and Mays, V, “Less is More?”, Architect, November 2011
Goodman, Jennifer, “WaterShed Design”, EcoHome, November/December 2011
O’Connell, Kim, “The Solar Decathlon’s WaterShed Moment” AIArchitect, 
http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB091335
Nancy B. Solomon, “Here Comes the Sun: 2011 Solar Decathlon”, GreenSource, November 2011

2010
Koones, Sheri. Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home. Harry N. Abrams, 2010.

2009
Dickens, Steven, “Innovative”, ArchitectureDC, June 2009
AIAPV Celebrates Architecture 2008, September 2009
Mary Clare Fleury, “Design for Living”, Washingtonian, June 2009

2008
Zaretsky, Robert, Solar Decathlon 2007 Case Study
Landscape Architecture, February 2008
“LEAFHouse: Revolutionize the US Housing Market”, CRIT, Fall 2008
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, “Build”, New York Times Magazine, Special Green issue, 20 April 2008
Sharon Jaffe Dan, “The Green Scene”, Home & Design, April 2008
Sowers, Scott, “The Radar Home”, DC Modern Luxury, January 2008
Home Power Magazine, Spring 2008

2007
Skirble, Rosanne, Voice of America, Collegiate Competitors Construct Green Vision of the Future, September 2007
Inform Architecture + Design, Number 3 2007
Record News, Architectural Record, December 2007
Urbanite, December 2007