Christen Robbins, AIA of Vision 3 Architects is an Honorable Mention Design Winner of the Providence Carbon Challenge Competition

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Providence, RI – Competition participants developed a Habitat for Humanity home design for a vacant lot at 24 Hannah Street in Providence.  Designers determined the impact of the greenhouse gas emissions from the products in their design while achieving a low carbon footprint. Christen designed a 1,400 s.f., 4-bedroom home and received an Honorable Mention Award for “Most Cost-Effective Design” at the awards ceremony on March 26. A total of 144 designers entered the Carbon Challenge competition in Providence and a simultaneous contest in Baltimore. The Carbon Challenge Providence is held in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island—Greater Providence and AIA Rhode Island.

Christen, a LEED Accredited Professional, graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2006. She joined Vision 3 Architects shortly after graduation as an Intern Architect. Christen is currently a member of the project teams for Briarcliffe Cottage, a new 20-bed nursing/rehabilitation facility, as well as the addition/renovation of the Butterfield Dining Hall at the University of Rhode Island which is designed to LEED Silver specifications. Christen resides in Warwick with her husband.

About Vision 3 Architects

Founded in 1987, Vision 3 Architects is a nationally recognized architectural and interior design firm based in Rhode Island. Whether planning new construction or adapting for re-use, Vision 3 designs buildings and spaces that are functional and cost-efficient while respecting each project’s unique geographic, historical and programmatic context. A dedicated team of professionals develops creative design solutions for many industries, including healthcare, education, hospitality and corporate office. Vision 3 employs environmentally sustainable design practices. This commitment to design excellence and innovation has brought them nation recognition and awards. For more information about Vision 3 Architects, visit or follow us on LinkedIn

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