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Dedicated to designing the buildings and infrastructure that make communities.

During the 1980’s, Carol undertook a series of projects for the Chicago Public Schools. They were characterized by the challenges on which her studio’s growing reputation was based: tough urban sites, communities trying to solve social and cultural problems, and tight budgets. An example is the Little Village Academy, named for the neighborhood that is the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community. The school is an icon and sanctuary in the community. Little Village Academy was recognized for both its architecture and interiors with Institute Honor Awards. In 1981, Carol started practice in Chicago and continues to work for “noble” clients to this day.

In 1997, Carol was chosen to be the lead designer for the new Oklahoma City Federal Building. It replaces the bombed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people perished. The new building is both a philosophical and practical response, with the objective to create a space that is secure and open. Working for public clients, Carol considers herself an architect, as well as the client and an advocate for citizens who cannot be “at the table” and is dedicated to designing the buildings and infrastructure that make communities.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
1989 Glendale Heights Post Office,Glendale Heights, Illinois
1992 Gurnee Remote Switch Unit,Gurnee, Illinois
1993 Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center,Chicago, Illinois
1996 Little Village Academy,Chicago, Illinois
1996 Maywood Public Library,Maywood, Illinois
1999 Lone Tree Girl Scout Center,Oak Park, Illinois
1999 Carl Schurz High School Historic Renovation,Chicago, Illinois
2001 World Savings Bank,Chicago, Illinois
2002 Chicago Transit Authority Halsted Street Station
2003 Governors State University Faculty Office Center,University Park, Illinois
2005 Oklahoma City Federal Building,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2007 Mitzi Friedheim Englewood Family Center,Chicago, Illinois
2008 Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, Illinois
2009 Chicago Riverwalk Phase 01/ Wabash Memorial Plaza,Chicago, Illinois
2010 Chicago Transit Authority Fullerton and Belmont Stations ,Chicago, Illinois
2010 University of Minnesota Duluth James I Swenson Civil Engineering Building,Duluth, Minnesota
2012 Chicago Transit Authority Grand and State Street Station,Chicago, Illinois
2012 Chicago Transit Authority Morgan Street Station,Chicago, Illinois
2013 University of Chicago Child Care West,Chicago, Illinois
2013 Ohio State University South Campus Chiller Plant, Columbus, Ohio
2015 Chicago Transit Authority Cermak/ McCormick Place Station,Chicago, Illinois
2015 Chicago Riverwalk Phase 02 ,Chicago, Illinois

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1993 – present: Studio Professor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

EDUCATION
1971 – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Bachelor of Architecture

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