Rachel speaks on:
- Alexander Girard
- John Gaw Meem
- Critical Regionalism + Vernacular Design
- Historic + Cultural Preservation
- Marketing + Branding for Designers
- Overcoming Obstacles + Challenging your Limits
- Living your Purpose
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TEDx and Pecha Kucha Talks
- Beyond the Myth of Santa Fe. Pecha Kucha Santa Fe. Second Street Brewery - Rufina. March 21, 2019.
- Epicurus, Photographer. Pecha Kucha Taos. Taos Mesa Brewing. August 11, 2013.
- New Mexico's Acequias: The Future of Water in the Land of Enchantment. TEDxAcequiaMadre. November 3, 2012.
- Archaeo-Architecture for Better Modern Design. TEDxABQ. Sept 10, 2011.
- The Architectural Pattern Language of Taos. Pecha Kucha Taos, June 2011.
Business of Architecture
- Featured Speaker: Fearlessness in Architecture. American Institute of Architect's Women's Leadership Summit. September 12-15, 2019.
- Demystifying Preservation in the City Different. Co-Presenting with Lisa Roach for Keller Williams Realty. September 21, 2018.
- Community by Design: How Social Media can Drive Engagement for Firms, Projects, and our Communities. AIA New Mexico Annual Convention. September 22, 2017.
- Storytelling for Architects. AIA Santa Fe. June 29, 2017.
- Growing Fans and FUNDING: Turning Boring Historic Documents into Engaging Content. Flashes of Inspiration. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office's Building Creative Communities Conference. Santa Fe, NM. November 5, 2015.
Travel and Tourism
- Spiritual Architecture in Santa Fe. (Private Retreat for small group.) Santa Fe, NM. March 30, 2019.
- Santa Fe to Abiquiu Tour + Santa Fe to Taos Tour. Co-Presenting with Archaeologist Mark Henderson. Three Trails Conference. Santa Fe, NM. September 17-20, 2015.
- WPA Murals in the Taos Historic County Courthouse. Taos Society of Artists' 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. July 15, 2015.
- Taos Architecture through the Taos Society of Artists Tour. Taos Society of Artists' 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. July 15, 2015.
- Taos Historic Plaza Tour. Public Art and Historic Preservation in New Mexico and Taos. February 7, 2015.
- Taos Pueblo: Evolution of Adobe (Walking Tour). Cal Poly structural and architectural classes. February 22, 2014.
- Taos' Historic District: Expanding our History Walking tour. UNM-Harwood / Arts & Culture District. September 28, 2012.
- The Future Past: Chacoan Influence on Modern Architecture in New Mexico (and The Future of Archaeology). Archaeology Society of New Mexico Annual Conference. May 5, 2018.
- Host: UNM-Taos Sustainability Institute. August 5-9, 2014.
- Tiny Houses and Vernacular Design. UNM-Taos Green Technology Program. Taos, NM. December 07, 2016.
- Tiny House Design and Earthships 2.0. UNM-Taos Green Technology Program. November 10 and 12, 2015 & February 5, 2015.
- Hacking the Earthship. Art of Natural Building Faire, Kingston, NM. October 24, 2015.
- From Hacking the Earthship to Architecture for Everybody. Natural Building Colloquium. Kingston, NM. October 20, 2015.
- Rachel Prinz: Hacking the Earthship. UPublic Morning Brew. 2015.
- Home Made: Earthship. Canada PBS. CMJ Productions. Chantal Boileau. 2014.
- Featured Guest: Home-Made: Earthships. Canada PBS. 2013.
- Efficient, Affordable, and Sustainable Shelter Design. SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Fall Lecture Series. Sept 26, 2012.
- Building an Eco-community. Thrive Taos. February 9, 2012.
- The Regional Landscape and Vernacular Design. UNM Critical Regionalism Graduate Program Guest Lecturer, Nov 10, 2011.
- Using the Archaeological Record to Inform the Design of Sustainable Architecture Today. Archaeological Society of New Mexico. May 2010.
Architecture History + Applied Preservation
- Coronado in Context: The Architecture of John Gaw Meem. Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Bernalillo, NM. April 10, 2021.
- The (R)evolution of Spanish Pueblo Revival Architecture in New Mexico. Taos Historical Society. March 2, 2019.
- Architectural and Cultural Preservation in Santa Fe. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo / Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe, NM. February 19, 2019.
- Panel Moderator: The Myth of Santa Fe: The Next 100 Years. Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit - West. Albuquerque, NM. February 8, 2019.
- Preservation and Architecture for EveryBody. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Santa Fe, NM. October 3, 2018.
- Using National Register Cultural Landscape Methodologies to Preserve Tribal Lands. Co-Presenting with Architect Barbara Felix at the Tribal Lands Conference. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. March 21, 2017.
- Preserving Historic Trails. Historical Society of New Mexico Annual Conference. Farmington, NM. April 16-17, 2016.
- The Old Spanish National Historical Trail: Legislative Fact, Archeological, Historical, and Architectural Fiction. Presenting with Archaeologist Mark Henderson at the Archaeology Society of New Mexico Annual Meeting. May 2, 2015.
- Taos Historic County Courthouse Rehabilitation. Public Art and Historic Preservation in New Mexico and Taos. February 7, 2015.
- Taos Acequias Rehabilitation Plan . Public Art and Historic Preservation in New Mexico and Taos. February 7, 2015.
- Featured Guest: Alexander Girard. Colores! New Mexico PBS. Aired, Jan 10, 2014.
- The Myth of Value: Getting Beyond Ersatz History in Modern Southwest Vernacular Architecture. Southwest / Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference. Feb 13, 2013.
- The Chimayo Legacy: A Deep History of Spirit and Culture Threatened by Commercialization. New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. May 3-5, 2012.
- Integrating Landscape into the National Register Nomination of the Old Spanish National Historical Trail. OST Summit, Taos, NM April 23, 2012.
- El Camino Real and the Architecture of Taos. NM Heritage Preservation Month, May 2011.
- Mythology and Symbolism at Palladio’s Villa Emo. Master’s Thesis. 1998.
- Bio-Climatic Architecture of Palladio at the Villa Emo. Texas A&M. 1997.
- Palladio in America, Disseminated through French and English Colonial Architecture. Texas A&M. 1998.
- Two Missions: The Spanish Architecture of Texas. American College Schools of Architecture Conference. Sant Antonio, Texas. 1996.
- Talk: Alexander Girard in New Mexico. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Santa Fe, NM. April 21, 2021.
- Talk: Girard in New Mexico. Alexander Girard Symposium. Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Santa Fe, NM. October 19, 2019.
- Talk: Case Study: Alexander Girard at St Johns College. Alexander Girard Symposium. Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Santa Fe, NM. October 18, 2019.
- Talk: Alexander Girard's Use of Symbols. Alexander Girard Symposium Launch Party. Vitra. Santa Fe, NM. October 17, 2019.
- Exhibitions Architectural Tour Guide: Alexander Girard: A Designers Universe and Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Museum of International Folk Art. Santa Fe, NM. August 2019.
- Salon: The Unexplored Alexander Girard. MOIFA Leaders of Design Council + THE Magazine. Santa Fe, NM. May 16, 2019.
- Article: My Love Affair with Sandro's Ghosts: Alexander Girard’s Legacy in New Mexico. THE Magazine. May 2019.
- Interview: Colores!: Alexander Girard. NMPBS. Tara Walch. 2014.
- Article:Alexander Girard. The Legacy of the Mid-Century Modern Maestro in New Mexico. Trend: Art, Architecture and Design. July 2012.
- Alexander Girard's Legacy in New Mexico. Leaders of Design Council. The Compound Restaurant. Santa Fe, NM. September 2012.
- Alexander Girard and Our Mural. First Unitarian Church. Albuquerque, NM. September 2012.
Life, Courage, & Leadership
- Panel Moderator: WEAmerica's South America and Santa Fe Womens Entrepreneurial Leadership. Santa Fe Council on International Relations. June 2018.
- Everyday Bravery from Prudential. Episode 07: Everyday Bravery in Love & Loss. Prudential Insurance. Interviewed by Megan Kamerick. 20 June 2017.
- The Well Woman Show. Episode 037: Discovering The Power of Your Hidden Resources. Interviewed by Giovanna Rossi. 2016.
- Featured Guest: Wellness by Design . Well Women Life. Santa Fe, NM. November 17, 2016.
- Art + Tea. Episode 3. Interviewed by Liz Neely and David Costanza. Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, NM. 2015.
- Rachel Preston Prinz. The Well Woman Project. KUNM Radio. Giovanna Rossi. 2015.
- Featured Guest: Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan. CBS Radio. Cristal Chancellor. 2014.
- TEDxABQWomen and the Women that are making it happen. KUNM Women's Focus. 2013.
- Visiting artist lecture. Mesa State College, March 2011