Michelle Penn, architect & owner of Authenticity, designed homes for over 13 years. She  designed many Net Zero homes and even an award winning Rainwater & Passive home! 


To see two Net Zero homes Michelle  designed, click here. The award winning Rainwater & Passive home includes a rain water collection system turned into drinking water and then recycled for greywater.  To read more about this project, click here.


Since 1988, Michelle Penn, owner of Authenticity, LLC, has been involved in the field of architecture by taking the dreams of both commercial and residential clients and building them into a three-dimensional design.  Nine of those years, she was a Project Architect for HDR, a noted Top 10 Firm in the country.  In 2005, she started her own firm designing custom homes and small commercial projects. In 2019, she returned to HDR as a Project Manager in Healthcare. This website is an archive of Authenticity's work.


Master of Architecture, University of Nebraska, 1991

B.S.A.S., University of Nebraska, 1989


Registered Architect, Nebraska, 1995 


Currently appointed by Mayor Chris Beutler to the Urban Design Committee for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska. Currently serving as Committee Chair. To find out more about this Committee, click here.


Served on the board of Friends of Constru Casa USA - Constru Casa is a non-profit organization offering basic housing to families living in extreme poverty in Guatemala. To find out more about Constru Casa, click here.


Also served on the AIA Nebraska Board of Directors


Featured on Houzz: The Neeman Residence, The Barn Project (Two Times) & The McClellan Residence

AIA Awards

AIA Nebraska - People's Choice Architecture Interiors

Project: The Barn

Best of Houzz Awards

Michelle Penn in Lincoln, NE on Houzz
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design


Contact Info:

Michelle Penn, AIA

Authenticity, LLC   




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