Piper supports Shelter’s interior design team in various ways. Her interests in sustainability and biophilic design (connecting people and nature within built environments) are especially valuable as we increase efforts to achieve Living Building certification for some of our projects.
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.
Piper’s been melding her passions for art, design and the environment since childhood. In addition to interior design work, she explores these connections through painting (oils and acrylics) and photography.