Michelle is a cofounder of Ivon Street Studio, a design studio dedicated to pragmatic creativity in architecture, music, and visual arts. Her focus is on the design of forward-thinking and climate-resilient projects that support the local and regional economy, including Passive Houses and Living Buildings. Her volunteer efforts support these missions as well, as former President, and current Secretary, of Passive House NW (PHnw) and co-chair of the Build Local Alliance. Previously she co-owned Departure Architecture, where she designed some of Portland’s most progressive residences, including the Full Plane Passive House looking to achieve the Living Building Challenge.