Julie is Vice President for Design and Building Performance, responsible for design and energy efficiency for development projects and the owned portfolio. She assists POAH in the acquisition process with building investigation, energy budgeting, scope development and cost estimates. She works with POAH’s Development Project Managers and Asset Managers to engage the project team (architect, engineer, clerk, etc.) for rehabilitation of new acquisitions and/or POAH owned properties (including the implementation of energy efficiency programs). For new construction, she oversees design development and construction, integrating green and sustainable design, including the introduction of Passive House design standards. Julie authors POAH’s product and performance specification used by development and maintenance staff when selecting building materials and components, along with managing the data collection and analysis that define the efficiency efforts and serves as a subject matter expert for all aspects of building performance.
A Certified Passive House Consultant and LEED-certified architect with an undergraduate degree in environmental design, Julie has worked as an architect, construction manager, owner’s project manager and Executive Director of the Texas Historical Foundation.
A graduate in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, Julie received her Master of Architecture degree, with Certification in Historic Preservation, from the University of Texas at Austin. She has completed special studies in Art and Architecture in Florence, Italy and in Preservation/Restoration in Sebastopol, Crimea.