...about Christina Ransbury
C. Ransbury Design is an independent architectural & interior design service. Christina uses low-carbon building methods that not only stand the test of time, but prioritize the health of our planet.
Christina’s education and experience in interior design evolved to include architectural design. While designing and managing projects, Christina embodies a sustainable lifestyle and loves to explore new regenerative building techniques and solutions.
She continuously works with engineers and builders to expand her understanding of the more technical aspects of the systems and structures she is working with. She strives to team with professionals companies that prioritize the earth and humanity in their business ethics.
Not only is she excited to create more carbon efficient buildings on this planet, but she is equally thrilled to help increase the health of the individuals residing within a space by addressing the energetic effects of how a building holds us. We need more safe spaces so we can flow freely about our daily activities, and in turn bring our best-selves to the table. Christina believes it is equally important to look at the pragmatic climate concerns as well as the unseen by-products of human subconscious emotion.
If a building is completely energy efficient and carbon sequestering but it neglects to consider the needs of humans energetics residing within, we are doing both the earth and humans a disservice.
In order to make these big changes, Christina is always circling back to these fundamental questions:
PASSIVE SOLAR CONSIDERATIONS:
Can we simply re-orient our buildings so we are maximizing solar gain?
Are we using carbon sequestering or recycled materials?
How can we be creative and take the extra time to use what we already have?
MIXED- USE ZONING:
Are we building to create community or to isolate ourselves from one another?
How much square ft is too little for each of us? How much square ft is too much?
FENG SHUI & VATSU PRINCIPLES:
Are we taking human emotion, energetics, and spirituality seriously enough?
Come and help Christina make this world a beautiful example of what humans are capable of! There is so much good work to do!
Christina loves building with earth because of its simplicity, its texture, its strength, its function, its form, and all the ways in which it just feels right!
While living off-grid and remotely in Hawai’i for 8 years, Christina developed the skill of being resourceful and creative with materials available locally. From learning the intricacies of bamboo joinery to creating entire mosaic floors of broken tile, near nothing was wasted!
Her artistry continues to expand today as she works toward harmonizing architecture, interiors, landscapes and fashion in order to preserve some of the traditional lifestyle principles found in Biomimicry, Wabi-Sabi, Vastu, and Feng-Shui.
Christina has a degree in Interior Design and now primarily works as an Architectural Designer. She is an avid learner and is consistently expanding her knowledge through attending carbon-smart building classes, workshops, conferences, or just getting her hands dirty any chance she gets!
PASSIVE HOUSE TRAINING
RESTORATION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
NATURAL BUILDING ALLIANCE
ECO NEST HOMES
BAMBOO LIVING TECHNOLOGIES
WHISPERING WINDS BAMBOO
HAWAI’IAN SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION
Hawai’ i, 2014
New York, 2010 -2012
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
West Virginia, 2009