Tracy is a senior associate in the Embodied Carbon team within the Carbon-Free Buildings Program. She leverages her expertise in structural engineering, mass timber construction, and life-cycle assessment analyses to support the team’s goals of reducing carbon embodied in building materials to meet rigorous climate targets.
Prior to joining RMI, Tracy led the structural engineering and building systems development for prefabricated, mass timber building components of multiresidential buildings in Vancouver, Canada. She managed several large-scale prototyping and testing projects, guiding the teams’ workflow and coordinating the integration of building systems with the manufacturing technology.
She was a structural engineer and associate at Knippers Helbig in New York City, where she engineered and managed numerous projects from schematic design to construction. She designed complex, specialty structures, including one of the country’s largest steel grid shells, ETFE membrane shade features, and hybrid steel and timber structures. Tracy also designed several building projects, pavilions, and sculptures with mass timber as the primary building material.
Sustainability has always been an important aspect of her work, and she has performed several life-cycle assessments to measure the environmental impact of buildings and compare design options. She is an avid defender for social and environmental justice and leverages her leadership to advocate for positive change.
MS, Civil Engineering, Princeton University
BS, Civil Engineering, Rice University