The efargo family includes people at varying levels of involvement and efargo seeks to offer a variety of ways to join in making energy reduction efforts. From joining as a resident playing our Urban Game to becoming a supporter with energy expertise, we rely on area residents, professionals and energy enthusiasts for a robust team and partnerships.
Mike was elected to the Fargo City Commission in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Including Renewable Energy and Conservation. He works extensively on Fargo’s Comprehensive Growth Plan, where he helps identify goals and strategies to help Fargo grow in a vibrant, safe, efficient, sustainable, and attractive manner. He was a key member of the Go2030 group. In addition to providing time and extensive knowledge, Mike brings his passion for community outreach and engagement, renewable energy and conservation advocacy, connecting the efargo team to the resources that they need.
Malini is a Certified Passive House Consultant and registered architect. In her roles as Bush Fellow, Assistant Professor at NDSU and co-Principal of Design and Energy Laboratory, she creates design-based solutions for energy issues in the built environment. Malini was awarded the AIA MN Young Architect Award in 2012 and is completing her doctoral work at Carnegie Mellon University. She is responsible for the research and design of efargo and its components.
Dan is the Community Development Administrator for the City of Fargo and is responsible for the development of housing programs, neighborhood initiatives, historic preservation, human relations, and the administration of a number of Federal and local grants. Dan has been with the Fargo Department of Planning and Development since 2001. Dan’s ability to discover unnoticed or unlikely leaders, possibilities for collaboration, and potential for new directions has helped develop Fargo’s dynamic, diverse, and thriving community and has been a central voice and resource for efargo and the planning of its components.
Dylan Neururer was awarded with his Masters of Architecture in the spring of 2017. Dylan’s passions revolve around Jesus, building relationships, youth, and service. In the summer of 2017 Dylan spent a 6 weeks in Cambodia working on a Design + Build project that radically transformed his view of Architecture & missions. Dylan is now a full time Design + Research Fellow with efargo.
Lecturer and Researcher in the Visual Arts and Architecture Departments at NDSU where he works with digital technologies. Peter’s role with efargo is to document energy reduction based on community actions by serving as a liaison with utilities as well as managing technology needs.
A 2015 Master of Architecture graduate, is a researcher and designer with efargo through NDSU. He assists with the urban game, k12 energy challenge, demonstration house and graphic-user interface. He is also an intern Architect with Design and Energy Laboratory. Prior to this he was a Graduate Research Assistant at NDSU, Environmental Design Intern in Nepal, Exchange student in Finland, and trail crew intern in Colorado.
Mike Christenson is a Professor of Architecture at NDSU. He is the author of the book Beginning Design Technology (Routledge, 2016), a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (www.acadia.org), and the Associate Editor for Architectural Computing for the journal Architectural Science Review. Christenson’s professional work includes participation on teams in collaboration with Jean Nouvel on the design of the Guthrie Theater on the River in Minneapolis, and in collaboration with Cesar Pelli on the design of the Minneapolis Central Library.
Huojun earned his doctoral degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an M.S. degree with honors in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua Univiersity, China. Dr. Yang’s architectural engineering expertise serves as an excellent resource for efargo energy data and high efficiency performance research.
Rajesh received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman in 2002. His research interests include the operation and control of renewable energy interfaced microgrids and the design of resilient energy systems. His expertise helps us quantify the impacts of energy efficient practices.
Anne Denton is Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at North Dakota State University (NDSU). She received her Ph.D. in Physics from the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, in 1996 and a M.S. in Computer Science from NDSU in 2003. Her research interests are in data mining of diverse scientific data sets that are too complex to be analyzed using classical statistics or machine learning techniques, and for which rigorous significance evaluations are required. She works primarily with geospatial and biological data.
Ben Dalton is a 3rd year architecture student at NDSU and is set to be graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2020. He loves technology and making things. In his free time you will find him playing with software, or the 3D printer and laser cutter.
Noah Thompson is a 3rd year architecture student at NDSU and is set to be graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2020. Some of his passions include drawing, reading, community service, and eating good food. He currently works as an undergraduate assistant for efargo, helping with game design and implementation in order to get more of the community engaged in the sustainability conversation.
Noor is a 3rd year architecture student at NDSU and is set to be graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2020. Noor is serving as an undergraduate research assistant at efargo. She's from Cairo, Egypt and always aims to intertwine her culture in the work she does.
Tanner is a 5th year architecture student at NDSU and will be graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2018. As an intern with ICON Architectural Group he helps assist with project design and production. His primary role within efargo is to perform statistical analysis of data.
Sarah is a 5th year architecture student at NDSU and will be graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2018. She has a passion for activist architecture and plans to make a social impact one day through her design work. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, painting, ceramics, and yoga. She is looking forward to making a difference in our community through efargo's work!
Aaron Warner, was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017). Aaron has experience in building construction and field experience from various jobs. He was responsible for community educational events including outreach to local elementary schools through Schools Alive! Energ-I-ze. He taught children (and their parents/guardians) facts about lighting energy use with an interactive quiz that involves a variety of light bulbs. He enjoys playing guitar, "boarding" sports, and ping-pong.
Alex Jansen was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017). He completed his undergraduate work finishing strong with a design+build studio. Alex is a hands-on, crafty guy with a passion for people, slacklining, longboarding, and graphic design. During his time as a graduate Research Assistant, he was responsible for city outreach, energy data collection and material maintenance.
Amber worked as a student intern at JLG Architects in Fargo and as a Graduate Research Assistant at NDSU (Master's, 2015). Amber was North Dakota’s sole Student Licensing Advisor for the NCARB. Amber’s work was instrumental in the proposal that got Fargo a place amongst 50 semi-finalists.
Amy McDonald was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017). She currently worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with efargo and part time as an intern at RD Offutt in Fargo. Her efargo responsibilities included fundraising and event coordination. She also assisted with social media and marketing.
Amy Mueller is an architecture student at NDSU (Bachelor's, 2018) and undergraduate assistant for efargo. Her passions lie in design, yoga, the outdoors, and overall well-being. She worked as a Teaching Assistant with general student work and K-12 research for efargo and looked forward to creating a sustainable environment beneficial to both current and future generations.
Gretta was an architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017) She currently works was a Graduate Research Assistant with efargo and worked at Horty Elving + Wold Architects during the winter and summer. Her role in efargo was to be in charge of graphics, design and social media. She also helped with K-12 challenge and the top ten events and graphics.
Cari Roberts is student in the Architecture program at NDSU (Bachelor's, 2018). During her time as an Undergraduate Assistant with efargo. Cair is from Chaska, MN and her interests include hand renderings, traveling, and working to better the community through interactions. Cari was part of the community outreach team for efargo.
Ian was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017). As a summer intern at EAPC Architects Engineers he helped assist with project design and production. His primary role within efargo was to regularly design, and update the website and work with energy data collection from the Utilities for city-wide municipal and residential energy use.
Josh was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017). During his time as a Graduate Research Assistant, Josh worked on municipal building assessment, and in the research and presentation of municipal building data.
Kristina Heggedal is a Fargo native and was a student at Dartmouth College. She was committed to creating communities that foster inclusion, acceptance and provide opportunities for others, especially young people. As a City of Fargo intern, Kristina assisted in the initial proposal for the Georgetown University Energy Prize.
Kristina Kaupa was a recent graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead) where she earned degrees in Biology & Environmental Policy. Kristina also was an intern with the City of Fargo’s Planning Department, Kristina worked with efargo social media, grants and mapping for a semester.
Kenzie Lyseng graduated in 2015 with a Master of Architecture degree. During her masters she was the president of the USGBC Student Chapter at NDSU and worked with the efargo team as a Graduate Research Assistant. While working on efargo Kenzie led the K-12 CHALLENGE and "top ten catalogs.
Mitch is an architecture student at NDSU (Bachelor's, 2018). He is from Lino Lakes, Minnesota and enjoys drawing, designing and model making. His position entailed working on the outreach programs in the Fargo community.
Nathan was a Computer Science student at NDSU set to graduate in the spring of 2017. Nathan was working with efargo as part of a class project. He worked on developing the databases and
providing input on website functionality based upon what he has learned in his undergraduate course work.
Nick was an architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2017) and was also an intern Architect at Helenske Design Group, Nick primarily implements comprehensive design and planning understanding to grant funding and research strategy for the efargo team.
Peter Mueller worked with efargo as a Graduate Research Assistant while seeking to earn a Master of Architecture degree in May 2016 from NDSU. His primary role was the research, analysis and staging of municipal building assessments as well as related dashboard development and general team support.
Rachel Grider was (2017) a first year graduate student in the department of English at NDSU, with an interest in linguistics and multidisciplinary writing. She will be assisting the efargo team with document writing, editing, and design, as well as assisting with their website and digital media presence.
Ryan Gapp is an architecture student at NDSU (Bachelor's, 2018) who has a strong interest in sustainability and the use of technology to solve complex problems. He is an artist who enjoys making art with ink and acrylics.
Ryan Gram was an Architecture student at NDSU (Master's, 2016) who will be earning his Masters of Architecture in 2016. In 2014 Ryan won the BWBR Prize for third year architecture students. Ryan worked with efargo to develop graphics and the website.
Samantha Marihart is an architecture student at NDSU planning to graduate with a Masters of Architecture in May 2018. She also worked as a student intern at ZerrBerg Architects and serves as the 2016-2017 American Institute of Architecture Students President at NDSU. Samantha worked on the digital and data infrastructure for efargo.
Rachel is an architecture student (Bachelor's, 2019), and was an undergraduate assistant at efargo. She enjoys graphic design, hand drawing, and writing. Rachel sought out to use her position at efargo to create a greener and more sustainable Fargo.
Sarah Watson is an architecture student at NDSU (Bachelor's, 2019) and was a research assistant for efargo. She has a passion for hiking, soccer, painting and coffee. She has specific interests in sustainability and loves working with kids.
Taylor Schuman was the president of the USGBC Student Chapter at NDSU, a graduate Architecture student in her final year (Master's, 2016), and worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with efargo. She coordinated the K-12 Energy Challenge for a semester and also supported efargo team efforts in documentation and outreach efforts.