Ms. Chelsea Helms


  • Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Building Science, Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Appalachian State University

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

  • LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council

Research Interests: 

  • Design/Build
  • Affordable Construction Methods and Materials
  • Energy Efficiency


  • Miller, D. J. & Helms, C. R. The "Ill" Communication: Building Critical Design Thinking Skills with Sarcasm. [In Progress]
  • Helms, C. R. & Russell, J. A. "A Sustainable Cost-Benefit Assessment of Wall Assemblies from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011," Sciform, 2nd World Sustainability Forum. [November 2012]
  • (Solar Decathlon Entry) Appalachian State University Solar Homestead Team. "Houses We Love; About Face," Dwell Magazine and [April 2012]

Courses Taught: 

  • TEC 1728 Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling
  • TEC 3531 IDEXlab Architectural Design Studio I
  • TEC 3532 IDEXlab Field Study I
  • TEC 3728 Architectural Design Studio I
Title: Practitioner-in-Residence
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8230

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 160B