School of Architecture College of Design

Jonee Kulman Brigham, Adjunct Teaching Instructor & Research Coordinator Center for Sustainable Building Research

Jonee Kulman Brigham
Adjunct Teaching Instructor and Research Coordinator, Center for Sustainable Building Research
Telephone: 612-626-7641
Office: Center for Sustainable Building Research
1425 University Avenue S.E. Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Bachelor of Architecture, 1990, University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture


Jonee Kulman Brigham, AIA, is a researcher, instructor, and registered architect specializing in sustainable design with an emphasis on daylighting and energy conservation. At CALA, she is a Research Coordinator with the Center for Sustainable Building Research, and an Adjunct Teaching Instructor. She has worked at several major sustainable consulting and design firms including ten years as an energy and environmental analyst at The Weidt Group. While a practicing architect in schools and restaurants at Cuningham Group, she provided leadership for the Environmental Resources Group. As a Senior Project Manager at Intep, LLC, her responsibilities ranged from marketing to management to sustainable analysis. Based on her experience as both a consultant and architect, she co-authored Sustainable Design, a 100-page primer for architects, published by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.

Jonee's objective in research, teaching, and practice is to integrate high-performing technological concepts with inspiring design such that the two are mutually informing and create a more responsible, humane and relevant architecture. Her interests include incorporating pragmatic tools and approaches into the design process to improve ecological and economic performance, as well as exploring how technological concepts can inspire, not just serve design.

Teaching Areas

Daylighting, Electric Lighting, Acoustics, Energy Conservation, Sustainability (Arch 5514, Environmental Technology II: Lighting and Acoustic Design, Guest lectures for Arch 5501 Architecture and Ecology, Thesis advisor)

CALA Continuing Professional Studies (CPS)
5561 HSW Exploration of Sustainable Design: A Coffeeshop Dialogue, Spring 2000 (additional information available at

Current Research

Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond (B3) Project, State of Minnesota Departments of Administration and Commerce


Contributing Author:
The State of Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines, beta version. Minneapolis, MN: Regents of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 2003.

Sustainable Design. Jonee Kulman and Joel Schurke. Washington, DC : National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 2001.

Other Information

  • Registered Architect, State of Minnesota
  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA-MN Committee on the Environment (COTE)
  • LEED Accredited Professionalâ„¢, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)



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