Paula Baker Laporte is an architect and building biologist, of the American Institute of Architects, and author of the fourth edition of "A Healthy House."
Graduating in 1978, her architectural career shifted when she became chemically sensitive from poor indoor air quality. With over 25 years of practice, she emphasizes creating homes that nurture rather than harm, addressing issues like mold, chemicals, and electromagnetics. Paula explores traditional building methods, masonry heaters, and the importance of integrating nature into design. Her book, evolving over two decades, offers insights for homeowners and professionals in building healthier living spaces.
Join Paula Baker - Laporte and Adrian Ramsay as they discuss issues related to Mold in buildings, particularly in humid areas, highlighting the importance of proper construction methods; How to simplify and prioritize construction methods, emphasizing the use of fewer layers and materials to create healthier homes; And how a holistic approach to building design, would be incorporating factors such as insulation, radiant heat, and material choices to promote well-being and long-term sustainability.