Piper’s been melding her passions for art, design and the environment since childhood. Her interests in sustainability and biophilic design (connecting people and nature within built environments) are especially valuable to our team as we increase efforts to achieve Living Building certifications for some of our projects. Piper leads the research and documentation of all things sustainability related along with designing beautiful, functional spaces for clients. In addition to interior design work, Piper enjoys painting (oils and acrylics) and photography.
Piper’s professional background includes work as an interior design consultant for a furniture retailer, preceded by leadership roles with nonprofits devoted to conservation efforts. She joined Shelter in July 2021 shortly after earning her Associate of Applied Science degree in interior design from Century College. She also has a master’s degree in international development from the University of Oslo and a BS in environmental science, sustainability studies and studio arts from the University of Minnesota.