Discipline: Architecture

Laura Briggs

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2012

Laura Briggs is an architect who worked on several passive solar projects and a solar facades system. She oversaw the completion of the first two net zero houses in Washington, D.C., for Habitat for Humanity.

Studios

Putnam

Laura Briggs worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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