Courtney is a licensed architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Architecture focused on realizing regenerative water and energy designs at the urban scale. Her work has spanned many scales and locations including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. She has worked for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong, Muf Architect+ Art in London, Multiplicity in Milan, and UN Habitat in a Nairobi informal settlement called Kibera. Since 2012, she has worked for BuroHappold Engineering as the sustainability consultant for the net positive energy design of the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Atelier Peter Zumthor), UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency (Kieran Timberlake Architects), and the net zero water and energy design of the new Santa Monica City Hall extension (Frederick Fisher Architects). At the master plan scale, she has guided energy and water reduction frameworks at Rice University, Los Angeles Union Station, and University of California San Diego. Her first net zero design has been in operation since 2009; a seven acre secondary girls boarding school in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, for which she was the project manager and lead designer. Courtney graduated from Yale University (M.Arch) and won first place for her final studio project, which earned her a H.I. Felman Prize nomination. She received an Art History BA from Duke University and was awarded the Nancy Kenab Art History Award for the most outstanding graduate.