Meghan Wirtner is an experienced architect who brings a passion for sustainable design to our team. Meghan earned her Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon–Portland Center, where she focused on sustainability and urban design. It was there that she first met Erica Dunn, Green Hammer Director of Design, who was one of Meghan's instructors.
“I have always been interested in ancient cultures and how they interacted with nature and the built environment,” Meghan says. While she originally wanted to study anthropology or archeology, she was drawn to architecture because of the field’s hands-on approach to learning. “I loved the studio setting.”
After graduating, Meghan worked at Henneberry Eddy Architects, where she gained invaluable experience while working on a wide range of commercial, residential and educational buildings, many of which earned LEED certification. “I’ve always known I wanted to create buildings that not only have little impact on the environment, but that are symbiotic with the natural world” she says. She appreciates Green Hammer’s all-encompassing mission and focus on promoting healthy materials and healthy spaces. “Green Hammer's environmental values are embedded in every facet of the business, and not after thought. That's important to me.”
Meghan is a talented graphic designer and specializes in building enclosure design. Her passion for building science drives her focus on high performance enclosures and reducing our overall environmental impact. She has been a member of the Portland chapter of the Building Enclosure Council as well as the Portland Green Schools Committee.
When she’s not working, Meghan is likely hiking with her family, crocheting, or putting the final touches on a children’s color book about her home state of Indiana.