As Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design, Stephanie orchestrates projects that range from net-zero energy workspaces to Passive House certified homes. She believes that great design should enhance the value of each place, be long-lasting, and make optimal utility of both space and energy. Recently awarded Boston Home Magazine's Best Green Architect, her work has garnered a design award from the Boston Society of Architects as well as Citation for Sustainable Design. Her designs have appeared in notable publications such as Architectural Record, Design New England, New England Home and The New York Times. In addition to her role at ZED, Stephanie serves on the Massachusetts Design Selection Board as the AIA of Massachusetts' representative and is a founding board member of Passive House New England. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. Stephanie is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Jersey.




Jordan Goldman is a specialist in energy modeling, HVAC systems, and manages the firm's mechanical design practice. He is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems, building science design principles, as well as mechanical system design, specification, and sizing for enhanced energy performance. Additionally, he is experienced in sizing and specifying renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaics and solar hot water. Jordan's energy expertise has been has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and he has served as a judge for the NAHB Research Center's Energy Value Housing Awards. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, and HERS Rater. Jordan studied Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science & Master of Engineering.




Adam manages business development for the firm's high performance architecture and mechanical design practices, including new clients, marketing, and public relations. He also champions certifications such as LEED for Homes, Living Building Challenge, and Passive House. Previous to joining ZeroEnergy Design in 2006, he completed the acquisition and redevelopment of numerous residential properties on Cape Cod. His business perspective matured during the 1990's while building his professional services company from two into one hundred staff members and servicing clients such as IKEA, Boston Consulting Group, Star Trek, and Goldman Sachs. Adam is a Licensed Massachusetts Construction Supervisor, a LEED for Homes Green Rater, and co-chair of the USGBC Cape & Islands Interest Group. He attended the University of Massachusetts for Business Management and Filmmaking.




With over 14 years of architectural experience, John has worked on the design and construction of single-family residences, multi-family housing, small institutional buildings, and academic buildings. As Senior Project Manager at ZED, John's responsibilities include schematic design, design development, coordinating drawing production, specification and code review, as well as construction administration. John originally began designing single-family homes in the Pacific Northwest before coming to Boston to first join Maryann Thompson Architects and then later, Davis Square Architects. Since 2008, John has been a studio instructor at the Boston Architectural College teaching the Masters Foundation Design studio. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a LEED Accredited Professional. John received a Master of Architecture and a Certificate in Urban Planning and Design from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland.




Matthew focuses on the design of the built environment with future generations in mind, producing sustainable architecture and maximizing its capacity to positively influence the lives of its inhabitants. Matthew has worked in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles on a diverse range of residential, multi-family housing, academic, institutional, and civic buildings. As Project Manager at ZED, his responsibilities include coordinating drawing production, design development, specification and code review, as well as construction administration. Matthew is a Certified Passive House Consultan, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Registered Architect in Massachusetts. He received a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




Kara brings more than three years of low-density and high-density residential experience to ZeroEnergy Design. Pursuing a lifelong fascination with architecture, she attended California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture. A year of living in Europe and studying the architecture of Florence, Berlin, and Copenhagen helped her develop a passion for creating energy efficient spaces. After graduating from California Polytechnic, she worked in the San Francisco Bay Area overseeing multiple residential designs from conceptual diagram to construction to award ceremony. She moved to Boston for her dream job with ZED. Her favorite part of design is incorporating flexibility of small space: being able to accomplish more with less. When she's not drawing plans, you can find her wilderness backpacking in her favorite national forests, planning her next international trip, or writing fiction.






Emile Chin-Dickey, a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, has recently returned to Cornell as an MBA Candidate and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow. At ZED, he helped the firm develop its financial and data analysis tools and processes. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Kaiser Associates in its corporate strategy practice. Emile holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University.




David Wax, a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, started a sister company focused on the mass housing market. At ZED, he helped build the firm’s design and consulting business. Before joining ZED, David was a Senior Consultant in the Energy Practice at Deloitte Consulting. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University.




Ben Uyeda, a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, now spends his time  focused on design within the maker space at his business HomeMade Modern. Ben has previously been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design at Cornell, and he continues to lecture on topics in Sustainable Design at Northeastern University. Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture.




Jamie was formerly a Project Designer with more than eight years of design experience with ZeroEnergy Design working on high performance single family residences. She is a LEED Accredited Professional with dual specialties in Building Design + Construction as well as LEED for Homes, and received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Florida International University.


Olga Ryabenko


Olga was formerly a Senior Project Manager at ZeroEnergy Design. Previously at Turkel Design, she was responsible for bringing the firm's  schematic design concepts to reality. Before then, she was a senior studio manager with Empyrean APF, where she played a key role in numerous initiatives, including the development of the Dwell Homes by Empyrean, a series of prefabricated modern homes branded by Dwell magazine. During her tenure at Empyrean, Ryabenko also collaborated with several leading architectural practices including Office dA of Boston, Resolution 4: Architecture, Lazor, and Maryann Thompson Architects, interpreting and implementing architectural concepts into proprietary prefabricated systems.  In the late 1990's, Olga was the senior staff designer with Deck House, where she was responsible for component design, product development and manufacturing coordination. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Olga Ryabenko has lived in both Europe and the Middle East before coming to the United States.  Olga received her professional training at the Kyiv National University where she was awarded degrees in Architecture and Construction.