Stacey is a practicing Architect and Partner with Koch Hazard Architects since 2000. She holds a professional degree in Architecture from Kansas State University with studies in Aarhus Denmark. Having directed multiple LEED certified projects, Stacey specializes in sustainable design and community education around design and sustainability.
Stacey has been actively involved in the Sioux Falls architectural community since 1999. She co-founded the Plain Green Conference and Lecture Series dedicated to advancing sustainability in the northern plains, which has been held annually since 2008. Other non-profit start-ups include the Sioux Falls Green Project, a 501c3 dedicated to educating and advocating for sustainability in the region; Chartreuse, Bright Green Research focused on natural building materials of the Midwest including straw bale, rammed earth, cordwood and compressed earth block construction; as well as other Chapters such as US Green Building Council South Dakota and Architecture for Humanity Sioux Falls.
In 2011, she concluded a sabbatical year as Design Fellow/Sustainability Advisor with Architecture for Humanity in Port-au-Prince, Haiti co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and US Green Building Council. She presented at Greenbuild 2010 and the 2011 AIA Conference, and participated at the AIA Haiti Summit in New Orleans.
Most recently Stacey has helped spearhead establishing the Sioux Falls Design Center dedicated to raising awareness around design and how it effects quality of life, and shaping the Sioux Falls Community through education, interactive projects and grant partnerships.