Christina Goodvin M.A.Sc., B.Eng., PDC, MIT
With over almost 15 years of experience in natural building technologies and performance Christina specializes in enclosures using alternative materials. Her past collaborations include grant funded and published work on the performance of cob walls and straw bale wall assemblies. Her technical writing work is well known in relation to the publication of the Alternative Solution Resource Initiative on integrating straw bale wall assemblies into the building code, on which she was the lead author. Her current specialty over the last few years is with hempcrete, characterizing the drying and performance in wall assemblies, and consulting on code-approved use in a northern climate.
She designs and builds alternative structures (GoodvinDesigns), consults professionally, and is a popular guest speaker and workshop host. She has affiliations with multiple universities and professionals around the world. Her expertise also includes forays into the overlap between natural building (structure and performance) and additive manufacturing, including unique design threads that work around parametric modeling and generative design, as utilized with earthen printers and various bio-fibers.
She recently started 3D Space Terraform Inc. to further dive in and explore earthen printing, natural geopolymers and applications in natural building. Her passions center around accessible living and food security.