Christian Kienapfel

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Passive House Consultant + Architect

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Born in West-Berlin and raised in Germany, Christian Kienapfel received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Cottbus. Christian came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar and received a Master Degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. He is member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED AP and a licensed architect in Germany and in California. Christian has over 20 years of international experience in the architectural profession with the planning of various building types in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Malaysia and Costa Rica, including commercial buildings, theaters, high-rise construction, religious & community projects as well single and multi-family residential buildings. He has taught architecture, hospitality/interior design studios and been invited as guest lecturer at various international conferences. As a board member of Passive House California (PHCA) and architect of the first new construction Passive House in Los Angeles he is supporting to establish the Passive House construction standard in Southern California.


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