MArch, AIA | Architecture
Rochelle Pripstein lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her Masters degree in Architecture from The University of Pennsylvania. She established her firm in 1990. Her office is located outside of Doylestown in a restored 19th century stone farm house. She is a past president of the Bucks County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to managing the practice she shares with her daughter, Rochelle teaches at Taliesin. She has been an adjunct faculty member for thirteen years, and between 2009-2012 served as a member of the Core Faculty, concentrating her efforts on chairing the Portfolio Review process. She mentors at both the Arizona and the Wisconsin historic sites throughout the year.
Being trained as a fine artist as well as an architect, Rochelle has come to understand the importance of the built environment both visually and spatially. Rochelle’s frequent visits to Taliesin have heightened her enjoyment of nature. While Green Design has found its way into the public conscience; Rochelle’s approach could be called Bright Green. She has come to understand the importance of an organic approach towards architecture; the fusing of natural materials, harmonious elements and environmentally sound technology to encourage health and productivity through design.