Roshelle Stahl
Architect in Training, SDG Architecture LLC


Practice:
2012-    SDG Architecture LLC, Tucson, Arizona

Education:
2015     Bachelor in Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
2010     Associate in Architectural Drafting, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Experience & Acknowledgments:
2015-current
Architect and General Contractor for the restoration and addition of a 1901 adobe duplex in the historic Barrio Viejo of Tucson, AZ.  
The original adobe home was built in 1901 with an addition completed in the 80s. The addition was demolished to make way for a cleaner and more appropriate one. The historic adobe structure was mirrored in ICF- A modern and extremely energy efficient take on adobe- respecting the existing proportions of the home and creating a butterfly roof that channels rain water into cisterns. This active rain harvesting system works in tandem with each of the gray water circuits integrated into all applicable fixtures in both dwelling units to water the landscape directly. The rain harvesting system will eventually be integrated into a vertical aquaponic/hydroponic system.
Every utility in the entire project had to be completely redone. Channels were cut in the adobe for electrical and plumbing when necessary. The old wood roof was stripped of asphalt and then furred out for restructuring as well as to create a cavity for utilities, especially mechanical ductwork. The old roof then became the ceiling. The project is set to be completed by the end of 2016.

2016
Stage and runway design for the Youth for Freedom fashion show benefiting Sold No More- An organization dedicated to the abolition of sex trafficking.  http://soldnomore.org 
Story featured on KOLD news: “Tucson teens use fashion to spread awareness of sex trafficking” 

2014  
Member of the student team to construct the Drachman Design-Build Coalition Residence 5, Tucson, AZ
“A three bedroom, 2 bath residence of 1300 square feet in area. It was designed and constructed by School of Architecture faculty (Mary Hardin and David Bullaro) and students in 2013-2014. The main building features include a trombe wall and a modified trombe wall that serve as thermal masses to control indoor comfort, insulated concrete walls sheathed with galvanized metal panels, and cisterns for harvesting and storage of roof water runoff.” http://architecture.arizona.edu/album/ddbc-residence-5

2013 
People’s Choice Award for the University of Arizona’s AIAS Photography Competition

Additional Interests & Disciplines:
Real Estate Investment
Photography
Graphic Design
Computer Rendering / Animation
Fabrication
Krav Maga
Boxing
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