Iona Bruckner is a designer, teacher, and activist. She is interested in creating inspiring, sustainable built environments with and for a wide range of people. While leading a design-build project in the Yucatan, she saw how collaborative design was able to produce results that were beautiful, useful and cherished by the community they served. Iona holds a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas. She has taught sustainable technologies in architecture at Philadelphia University and has a certificate in sustainable design from the Ecosa Institute. Her professional experience includes practice in green and participatory design with project involvement including residential, education and planning. As a design fellow at bcWORKSHOP she is thrilled to be working with a group of people who share her same mission to create quality places for underserved families and communities.