Janna Alampi, AIA, NCARB, BECxP, CxA+BE, CPHC, is the principal architect and owner of EPICx Studio, which is the only woman-owned small business in Iowa certified to provide Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx).
With over 15 years of experience in the architectural field, Janna has an extensive portfolio ranging from higher education to private residences, having lived and practiced nationally and internationally in diverse climate zones. Janna is recognized as an expert in building enclosure commissioning (BECx), energy codes, sustainable design practices, and code compliance including risk reduction and mitigation techniques for hazards such as floods, tornadoes and hurricanes.
A graduate of Iowa State University, Janna pursued licensure and earned her architecture license in Florida. She is certified as a Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) and Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. As a leader in Iowa for BECx, Janna is involved with commissioning and design peer review of building enclosures from the pre-design phase through occupancy, including onsite observation and performance verification during construction. As a CPHC, she works with project teams to achieve NET ZERO buildings that can both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Janna is the Founder and Past Chair of the Building Enclosure Council of Iowa (BEC-Iowa), which was established in 2016. In 2018, Janna was elected to the Building Enclosure Council – National board (BEC-N). Recognized as a Citizen Architect by AIA Iowa for multiple years, she continues to serve professional organizations and her community through public service. Janna is a guest lecturer at the Iowa State University Department of Architecture and has given numerous speaking engagements on the topic of building enclosures and commissioning.
Licensed Architect - Florida, Iowa
Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)
Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE)
PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
Founder + Past Chair of Building Enclosure Council of Iowa
Secretary of Building Enclosure Council - National
American Institute of Architects - Member
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) - Member
Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) - Member
NIBS Multihazard Mitigation Council - Member
NIBS Building Information Management (BIM) Council - Member
Passive House Alliance US - Member