Nationally-known home designer to speak at CFCC

Cape Fear Community College’s architectural club will host a special presentation about the latest trends in the home design industry. The program will be held on April 24 at 7 p.m. in the BB&T auditorium in the McKeithan Center at the North Campus in Castle Hayne.

The program features nationally-recognized interior designer Jennifer Pippin, a North Carolina-based award-winning home designer who specializes in creating homes that are highly energy efficient.

As the owner of Pippin Home Designs, Inc., Pippin is a nationally acclaimed Residential Design Specialist and a recognized expert in sustainable and green building practices, with a focus on creating new homes and renovation projects. Pippin owns a green home and studio, which has been open for tours, as a teaching resource on living sustainably.

She is the recipient of numerous design and business achievement awards, including: the ‘Environmental Leadership’ award in 2013, by the Charlotte Hornets’ Nest Girl Scouts Council; the 2009 ‘50 Most Influential Women of the Year’ award from Mecklenburg Times; in 2008, The Charlotte Business Journal recognized Pippin with three Green awards: Green For-Profit Business of the Year, Green Advocate of the Year and Green Residential Renovation Project of the Year and she also received the Special Project – Green Renovation Stars Award, from the NC Homebuilders Association. In addition, the prestigious 2004 Charlotte Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from National Association for Women Business Owners; the 2004 Top 25 Women in Business Achievement award, by the Charlotte Business Journal; and the as 2008 Top Women Business Leader in the Golden Crescent, from Business Today.

With 30 years of experience in Residential Design, her award-winning homes can be found all around the Lake Norman area in NC and multiple states nationwide, featured in numerous local and national magazines, and in television programs including HGTV, NASCAR Today, and Desperate Design. The vital concepts of environmental consciousness, Universal Design, and Feng Shui are all combined and incorporated into every project she creates.

Her many local and national awards and credentials speak to her professional capability. The homes she and her firm designs reflect the diversity and uniqueness that has given her the reputation as the Green Home designer for “homes with a view.” Pippin utilizes the natural features of the site, the views and the movement of the sun across the property, to create a comfortable home uniquely suited to its environment, providing healthy, durable and loveable homes, incorporating the unique visions of each individual client, to make them authentic to the homeowner and the site.

The program is free and open to the public.