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OUR TEAM

We specialize in small homes, renovations, expansions, and accessory dwelling units. We're aimed at integrating the most environmentally practical technologies and materials. Working as a team, we address design issues in the pre-construction stage to help mitigate constructability conflicts and waste during the course of the build.

LAUREN SHUMAKER

Director of Operations and Sustainability

With over a decade of construction experience, Lauren brings a unique set of skills to the TaylorSmith team. As a Certified Passive House Consultant, Lauren understands the importance of a properly designed and constructed home for energy performance and comfort. As a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Material Knowledge Working Group, she brings her background in material health and sustainability to each project, helping clients select materials that speak to occupant health health and environmental awareness. Lauren also has a background in estimating, budget management, business operations, and project management.

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RESEARCH

We’re not the scientists, but we appreciate those who are. It’s our priority to stay up to date on new materials, recycling technologies, sourcing options, design methods, and longevity and performance of building products.

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GROWTH

At the nexus of our goal-orientation and up-to-date relevance is growth. We take pride in being reflective and adaptive to where we are, where we’re headed, and how we’re going to get there. We love to hear about new ideas and improved practices.

 

 
TAYLOR L. THOMPSON  owner+engineer

TAYLOR L. THOMPSON
owner+engineer

KEVIN E. SMITH  owner+engineer

KEVIN E. SMITH
owner+engineer

Taylor and Kevin first met at Oregon State University while studying civil engineering.  Each of them started their careers in the commercial contracting world gaining experience on a variety of projects ranging in size and complexity.  During their time with both of these companies, Taylor and Kevin were exposed to the often wasteful and destructive world of construction. Feeling motivated and also frustrated by common practices, Taylor and Kevin set out to start their own sustainable construction company in hopes of challenging common building practices by embracing a more sustainable and open-minded approach.