Green Festival Speakers

Rachel Minnery


Rachel Minnery, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Homes. Rachel Minnery is an architect, LEED accredited professional and community activist with Environmental Works, a non-profit community design center. With over twelve years of experience, her passion is creating, enhancing and sustaining vibrant communities for all. Rachel has designed and managed housing, education and healthcare projects in the public and private sectors. Rachel supports communities in crisis providing disaster response and recovery services while preparing other architects to do the same. As chair of the American Institute of Architect’s Disaster Assistance Advisory Group and cofounder of Architects Without Borders Seattle, she advocates for and organizes architects to contribute volunteer design services to communities in great need. In 2006, AIA Seattle honored her with the Community Service Award. Rachel is the recipient of the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award from Ball State University and College of Architecture’s Award of Outstanding Achievement.