Dr. Kristen Parrish

Dr. Kristen Parrish is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (ASU). Kristen’s work focuses on improving the efficiency of building design, construction, and operations processes. Specifically, she is interested in novel design processes that financially and technically facilitate on-time and on-budget construction as well as energy-efficient operations. She addresses identification and engagement of stakeholders, and identifies and maps the roles and responsibilities each stakeholder, required to achieve superior project performance. Her work also explores how to best educate the next generation of engineers, by engaging them in active learning in and out of the classroom.

Prior to joining ASU, Kristen was at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) where she worked in the Commercial Buildings group, developing energy efficiency programs and researching technical and non-technical barriers to energy efficiency in the buildings industry. She has a background in collaborative design and integrated project delivery. She holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Civil Engineering Systems from University of California Berkeley.