Rachelle has focused her 20 years of professional service on designing
workplace solutions for a range of companies in the Twin Cities. Rachelle has
also devoted her career to design excellence and sustainable design. She is a
national leader in sustainable design solutions. Several of her projects have
garnered national and state design awards, including the Weidt Group
Headquarter Office —the first LEED-EBOM Platinum certified restaurant in
Rachelle cofounded and led an independent architecture and interior design
studio focused on sustainable design for five years. She also led the
interior design and workplace practice for two major Minnesota design firms.
Rachelle recently served on the Minnesota Environmental Fund and national
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) boards. Appointed by the
Governor of Minnesota, Rachelle served two terms on the licensing board for
the State of Minnesota.
Rachelle is a frequent lecturer on workplace issues and sustainable design and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota. She was inducted into the USGBC College of Fellows in 2013 and the ASID College of Fellows in 2009. She was awarded the 2011 Design Achievement Award from Iowa State University, and received the 2004 Designer of Distinction Award from the Minnesota Chapter of ASID. Rachelle is also a recipient of a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award.