Principal Architect + Owner



Principal Architect + Owner

Janna Alampi is the Principal Architect and Owner of EPICx Studio, and is recognized as an expert in building enclosure commissioning (BECx), energy codes, sustainable design practices, and code compliance.


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. She 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 building forensic analyst, she performs condition assessments and feasibility studies, investigating the failure and weathering of building enclosures and developing repair recommendations.

Janna is a leader in Iowa for building enclosure commissioning and has been an architect on numerous projects. Her projects have included storm-hardened facilities designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes in Florida, and the incorporation of Safe Rooms for tornadoes and hurricanes into new and existing structures. She has been an integral team member on several Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified projects, leading the certification process and playing an instrumental role in documenting and achieving credits during the design phase.

Janna integrates energy analysis software into her projects, and has performed hygrothermal analysis (WUFI) and simulations for energy use, heat and moisture transport in building materials, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, and daylighting.  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 as Secretary for Building Enclosure Council – National (BEC-N), and is a regional liaison for BEC Chapters through the country. Recognized as a Citizen Architect by AIA Iowa for multiple years, she continues to serve professional organizations and her community through public service. Janna has given numerous presentations on the topic of building enclosures and commissioning, and is a guest lecturer at the Iowa State University Department of Architecture.

Appointments + Affiliations

Licensed Architect in Florida and Iowa

NCARB Certified

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 (AIA), 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

About EPICx Studio

EPICx Studio is a full-service architecture and building enclosure consulting firm providing sustainable and energy efficient building solutions.  Through an integrated, holistic approach, we strive to improve building performance, energy efficiency, and promote sustainable communities.