Advisory Board

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    Tim Reinen

    Tim is the Executive Director of Radian Inc., a collaborative design group focused on creating healthy and sustainable communities in underserved areas. As a non-profit community design center (501c3), we provide urban design and architectural services to community based initiatives. Radian bridges the gap between neighborhood-based projects and the design community by acting as a resource serving all sectors including private organizations, government/municipalities, community and non-profit groups. Our group focuses on inner-city development in transit oriented neighborhoods and surrounding urban corridors to enhance the health, sustainability and quality of our communities. Radian provides support in the following areas: feasibility studies, program development, schematic design, project facilitation, technical assistance, community outreach/ engagement, architectural design and community participatory process.

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    Chris Vandall

    Chris is a Senior Associate and Project Manager at OZ Architecture in Denver, CO, where he has worked since 2005.  At OZ, Chris serves on the Sustainability Committee and is active in the Resort/Hospitality/Mixed Use Practice Area Management.  He also is active in business development through community involvement.  When not in the office, Chris serves on the Architectural and Engineering Advisory Board for Edge of Seven; as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Child Advocates – Denver CASA; as a mentor with the University of Colorado – Denver Mentorship Program; as an Admissions Volunteer for Wheaton College, in Norton, MA; and as a volunteer with American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter and with Colorado Youth at Risk.

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    Lauren Grenz

    Lauren is a structural engineer and works as a project leader and designer for an established firm in Denver, Colorado. Her professional work has included a variety of projects of different sizes and complexity. She completed an internship with an NGO that provides free architecture and engineering services to communities and organizations around the world and lived and worked in the India branch as an engineer and volunteer. Through her experiences in India, Lauren became interested in providing design expertise to communities in need and in implementing local, readily available, and sustainable construction practices and materials at lower cost and with more community involvement. She is excited to join Edge of Seven and hopes to broaden her knowledge and experience with alternative building methods and materials to help make shelter and gathering spaces readily available for all.

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    Diantha Korzun

    Diantha S. Korzun, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB is currently registered in Vermont, Washington State, and Wyoming.  She is an associate and project architect at Gossens Bachmen Architecture in Vermont where she focuses on Educational projects.   She was the project architect for several recent award winning projects at Truex Cullins including the Anglo American School of Sofia  in Bulgaria which is LEED Gold Certified, and the King Arthur Flour Expansion project which is Core Performance certified.  She has also worked for firms in Wyoming, Washington State and Colorado.  The most notable project prior to Truex Cullins was her role as project manager for The Jackson Hole Center for the Performing Arts which won numerous design awards and the Pinedale Library Addition which is one of the first rammed earth public projects in the country. She has an interest in alternate building construction methods and building for social responsibility.  She has worked on a strawbale housing project for the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana, a design/build Women’s Health Center in Telajapas, Mexico, and most recently designed a women’s community center in Mankhu, Nepal using earthbag construction with Truex Cullins.  Last November, she west  to Nepal to help build a small school addition using earth bag construction with the non for profit group, Edge of Seven.  She continues to work with Edge of Seven on the Architectural Advisory Committee on designing projects in Nepal. Diantha has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon Univerisity and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Washington. Presently, she is president-elect of the New England AIA.

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    Andrew Chardain

    Andrew joined the Edge of Seven’s Architecture and Engineering Advisory Board in 2014 after volunteering in Nepal helping to construct new earthbag facilities for students in the village of Basa and collaborating on the design of the new Solukhumbu University Girls’ Hostel in the village of Salleri, Nepal set to begin construction in the fall of 2014. As a native Vermonter, Andrew’s interests in architecture and construction established their roots from his close relationship with the natural world, inspiration from local vernacular building traditions, and participation in local community activities and volunteer opportunities. Through design-build, he explores the art of making spaces that are beautiful, useful, and functional , which requires the blending of emotional qualities of comfort and sensory experience with the tangible needs of program, location, and environment. Through the cultural lenses of his travels locally and abroad, he is always seeking inspiration to explore and share how the essence of design affects how we think about and experience the world. He studied architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently an apprentice architect at TruexCullins Architecture in Burlington, VT.

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    Aaron Chevalley

    Aaron graduated from the University of Arkansas, School of Architecture in 2007.  He is a LEED accredited professional, permaculture enthusiast, and self-proclaimed environmentalist.  He has a personal interest in alternative construction techniques with an emphasis on earthbag design and construction for humanitarian and disaster recovery purposes.  Aaron has implemented projects using earthbag construction for disaster recovery and rebuilding in Pisco, Peru, built a primary school on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, and taught an introductory how-to course in Austin, Texas. Aaron’s influence has crossed many borders and has made profound impacts where implemented.  In 2012 He was asked to volunteer on two separate occasions for the USAID supported Partners of the Americas and Farmer to Farmer programs in the Dominican Republic and in Colombia.  He is excited to work with Edge of Seven as an advisor and hopes to expand his involvement in all areas of humanitarian projects and environmentally sustainable development worldwide.