Partner and Director of Design at Mahlum, Anne Schopf FAIA provides design leadership for the firm’s diverse practice in education, healthcare, housing and commercial markets. Internationally published, this distinguished body of work highlights the inextricable links that bind our lives and our buildings to the environment, enhancing the discourse on design and place.
Under Anne’s direction, the firm’s work has been recognized with three Top Ten Green Project awards by AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), and over 100 AIA and IIDA design awards at the local, regional and national level. Her practice offers inspired leadership for the integration of design excellence with environmental stewardship. Significant projects include Seminar II at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington; Franklin Elementary School in Kirkland, Washington; the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, Alaska; Phase I West Campus Student Housing, University of Washington, Seattle.
Throughout her career, Anne Schopf has crafted spaces characterized by an elemental sense of materiality, suffused with natural light and intimately connected to the places in which they are situated. This sensitive, and oftentimes quiet, collection of spaces expresses a poetic respect for nature; deft use of light, air, seasonal change and weathering draw occupants into greater awareness of and connection with the natural world surrounding them.
Anne is a dedicated champion of quality design and a tireless promoter of rich design dialogue through professional activism at the national, regional and local level. Anne has served on the AIA national Committee on the Environment Advisory Group (COTE) and the Committee on Design (COD) Advisory Group where she serves as 2011 chair and spearheaded Honorary FAIA nominations. She is a frequent juror for awards programs including AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) healthcare design awards, and the 2009 AIA National Honor Awards for Architecture. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Anne is an active member of AIA Seattle and served as President in 2011. She is a periodic adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington School of Architecture, and frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on the topic of sustainable design. Anne graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering.