Carolyn is a licensed Architect in Pennsylvania and NCARB-certified professional, which allows her to license in any state. She has successfully passed further testing to complete her Evidence-Based Design Accredited Certification (EDAC), focusing on the use of design research to create optimal architectural solutions. Carolyn completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, a top-3 architecture school, which included a co-operative education segment focused on providing students with real-world experience working in established architecture firms. She earned her Master of Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural College, where practical application of design concepts were also emphasized.
Passionate about healthcare design, she has completed a variety of projects from business-occupancy physician’s offices to institutional-class hospital projects, as well as multiple ambulatory care facilities. Carolyn’s dedication to her clients and maximizing their budgetary dollars is evident in a substantial number of successful projects both locally and nationally. Her only foray into the educational sector resulted in a project that was bid at 20% below the Owner’s budget, allowing the Owner to increase project scope and incorporate other desired upgrades.
Carolyn’s blog post “Optimize Functionality, Reduce Cost Using a Mock-Up Room” discusses potential cost-savings using mock-up rooms to validate a proposed design. Her thesis, “Improving the Patient Experience: Creating Architecture that Balances Patient Needs and Intuitive Wayfinding,” explored the use of visual cues in designing a dementia facility.