Healthy Home Consultant - Paula Baker-Laporte

Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA

Architect- Ashland, Oregon


Healthy Home Design and Consulting

Paula Baker-Laporte graduated from the University of Toronto, School of Architecture in 1978 and from The International Institute of Bau-Biologie and Ecology in 1995.

Since 1992, Paula has dedicated her architectural practice to the precepts of environmentally sound and health enhancing architecture. She was selected as one of the top 10 green architects in the United States by Natural Home Magazine (July/August 2005 edition).

In 2007, Paula was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of her Architectural and Educational work in the arena of Natural Healthy Building.

After leading her award winning architectural firm, Baker Laporte & Assoc. based in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1986-2009, she moved to Ashland, Oregon where she is currently the president of EcoNest Architecture Inc.

Together with her husband Robert Laporte she co-directs the EcoNest Co. Natural Building Seminars and Workshops.



Paula has lectured, taught and published extensively on the topic of healthy and ecological design.

Review Paula's articles for a wealth of information on Building Biology, clay-straw constuction, EMF free homes and more.

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Paula is the primary author of Prescriptions for a Healthy House and Co-author with husband Robert Laporte of EcoNest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw and Timber. She has also authored a new EcoNest Workshop Cookbook. She is a contributing author to several books.

EcoNest, Prescriptions for a Healthy House, and the EcoNest Workshop Cookbook can be purchased at the EcoNest Bookstore.

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