Carin Carlson AIA

Associate Principal, Historical Architect

“I believe preserving our past is as important as building our future. I am passionate about continuing to find new and creative ways to support owners, communities, and advocates in sustaining the viability and vitality of the existing places that matter most to them.”

Carin brings more than 18 years of project experience focused on historic resources throughout the West. She takes pride in preserving and revitalizing significant places for a range of clients, including federal and state agencies, private developers, and nonprofit advocacy groups. She guides clients in planning and implementing successful strategies for treatment and ongoing stewardship of their historic properties. Carin is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design and holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon. She exceeds the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards as an historical architect and as an architectural historian and served eight years on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. In 2019, Carin received the AIA Oregon Chapter Young Architect Award, given to architects who’ve been licensed for less than 10 years, demonstrated exceptional leadership, and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.


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American Institute of Architects

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate

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