Rachel’s key message is that each of us is here to change the world and that we have to trust and cultivate our gifts.

Rachel’s work, and especially her talks, encourage and engage that part of many people that “always wanted to be an architect”, so that we can find more enjoyment in our lives through interacting with built space, design, and art.

AIA Santa Fe
AIA New Mexico
AIA Albuquerque
New Mexico PBS
UNM Taos Sustainability Institute
New Mexico PBS
Pecha Kucha
MOIFA Design Council
AIA New Mexico

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

For booking enquiries please email her.

TEDx and Pecha Kucha Talks

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.

Sustainable Design

  • 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

Alexander Girard

Life, Courage, & Leadership