ALICIA RAVETTO

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Alicia Ravetto Architect, PA

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North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by people who move the needle towards a more sustainable future like Ed Mazria, Gail Lindsey and Greg Franta with whom I collaborated on projects. Doug Brinkley and Georgia Bizios have been mentors, colleagues and friends.

ALICIA RAVETTO

Bio:

Alicia is a registered architect in NC, FAIA, LEED Fellow, ASES Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP. She grew up in Argentina where she received her professional degree in Architecture from the National University of Rosario, in 1980, specializing in bioclimatic architecture. She lived in Mendoza for 6 years doing research in passive solar design and daylighting which set the tone for her professional career to date. She came to the US in 1985 as a Fulbright scholar to pursue her MArch at UCLA.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I went to architecture school because I liked math and wanted to be one when I was 16. I was interested in socially and environmentally responsive buildings. Bioclimatic architecture is my specialty. I’ve worked for 40 yrs to address climate crisis.

What do you do?

I am a recognized leader in the global green building community, offering consulting services to architecture firms, contractors and building owners. I do residential design both new, renovations and additions with emphasis on environment and health.

What excites you in the work you do?

I get excited about new projects due to the challenges of understanding the client’s needs, their site conditions, being able to respond effectively with design options I can present or the sustainability strategies to use in commercial consulting.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by people who move the needle towards a more sustainable future like Ed Mazria, Gail Lindsey and Greg Franta with whom I collaborated on projects. Doug Brinkley and Georgia Bizios have been mentors, colleagues and friends.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My projects and having Fellowship with AIA and LEED Fellows. I designed a small office building in Pittsboro, 1st Energy Star office building in NC for RAFI, a non profit organization that focuses on sustainable agriculture and farmers well being.

Featured Project Name: 

The DILLON

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

Role in Featured Project: 

LEED Consultant

 

Featured Project Description:

The first mixed-use development of its kind in downtown Raleigh’s rapidly expanding, vibrant Warehouse District. Completed in 2018, the project includes an 18-story office tower with retail space and parking deck. The Dillon makes up an entire, 2.5-acre city block. With LEED Gold Certification, the project has over 20 sustainable features including brownfield redevelopment, water use reduction, enhanced refrigerant management and daylight for 75% of its spaces.

Photography Credit:

Duda Paine Architects