ISU College of Design honors Studio 2030 co-founder with Design Achievement Award|
AMES, Iowa — Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, a co-founder and partner with Studio 2030, Inc., in the Twin Cities, and a national leader in sustainable design solutions, is a recipient of the 2011 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design.
The award recognizes outstanding mid-career creative and professional achievements of alumni in the fields of architecture, art and design, community and regional planning, and landscape architecture.
Schoessler Lynn, Minneapolis, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from Iowa State in 1990. She was honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oct. 21.
"Rachelle has been one of the green building industry’s most effective advocates since she entered the field in the early 1990s," said Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean of the ISU College of Design.
"Through her design projects, publications, service and teaching, she has shared her passion for 'getting green done,'" he said. "We are grateful to Rachelle for her leadership and example, and we are privileged to present her with this award."
In addition to her design work with Studio 2030, Schoessler Lynn is an adjunct interior design faculty member at the University of Minnesota and a frequent speaker on sustainable design, indoor air quality, workplace issues and material development. Before co-founding Studio 2030 in 2007, she was the vice president of interior design at Walsh Bishop Associates and Workplace Studio director at LHB, both in Minneapolis.
Schoessler Lynn is a member of the Minnesota Environmental Fund board and past member of both the American Society of Interior Designers board and the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design. She also chaired the ASID Sustainable Design Council. She was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Minnesota chapter and helped create Minnesota’s Sustainable Building Guidelines.
Schoessler Lynn was named the ASID MN Designer of Distinction in 2004, and one of Minnesota's "Forty under 40" influential business leaders in 2006. She was inducted as a Fellow of the ASID in 2010.
Schoessler Lynn served on the ISU Interior Design Advisory Board from 2002 to 2008, including two years as chair. She is a certified interior designer (CID) and a LEED accredited professional in building design and construction (LEED AP BD+C).