Originally intending to go into engineering, Carolyn switched to architecture to have a positive impact on people’s lives. As soon as she started in the industry, she knew she had found the right path. Carolyn feels Climate Change is the biggest challenge of our age, and since she started her career in 1997, she’s worked to bring sustainability into as many of the firm’s projects as possible and help grow a team of experts in the field.
One of Carolyn’s favorite things about being an architect is to give back to Boston Architectural College—her alma mater—each year as a practice examiner, studio critic, and thesis advisor. She also works in political advocacy for her practice as a member of the AIA Massachusetts Government Affairs Committee. Additionally, she represents the Boston Society for Architecture on the full AIA Massachusetts board, which advocates for better building codes, the architectural profession in general, and sustainable design at the state level in particular. She received the national AIA’s Young Architect Award in 2022.
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As a Project Manager, representative of the firm-wide sustainability committee, and member of the Higher Education practice, Carolyn has the ability to directly influence her projects—and in doing so, mentor early-career professionals through some of the most sustainable projects in the firm.