- Responsible for case study research, gathering images and writing initial drafts for the book: “Towards a Zero Energy Home” by David Johnson and Scott Gibson
- BPI Certified since 2011.
- CGBG (Colorado Green Building Guild) Member since 2004.
Deirdre Damron, Construction Instruction’s Project Manager, is responsible for producing the animations seen on the Construction Instruction App. While overseeing animations from concept to completion, she also plays a lead role in testing, updating and client management of the Ci App.
With her time spent working for a small architectural firm, she is experienced in all aspects of the building process from client meetings to drawing reviews to the physical construction of a home. Don’t let her thick Irish accent fool you, Deirdre’s Masters of Architecture and Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design, are both from the University of Colorado at Boulder — Not Dublin.
One of her most gratifying accomplishments is when she worked on a team of designers who meshed new living space into an historic barn, preserving the architectural integrity of the old space while creating energy efficient and extremely livable new space.
Deirdre’s understanding of the conflict and resolution of the roles of a designer and contractor stem from personal experience beginning just after college when she completely remodeled and added a second story to her first house. This understanding of the natural tension between design and build makes her a valuable asset to our team as our Project Manager.
Deirdre acquired a fascination for the building process while growing up in Ireland. She was exposed to construction at a very young age when her father built their home without any formal training. Watching a project evolve from foundation to finish excites her. She has also been able to share her passion with her neighborhood after a fire devastated over 50 homes. Since then, she’s been able to advise and lend a helping hand in the reconstruction of the neighborhood. She has been a volunteer with the Sunshine Fire Protection District for almost ten years; managing mitigation projects, helping to organize community fundraisers and currently serves as president of the board. Deirdre also loves water sports and traveling. She has kayaked several rivers in Colorado and traveled to many different countries.