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CARRIE ANN FOSTER

CARRIE ANN FOSTER

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Carrie Ann Foster is an architectural designer with projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. Received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 2004 & Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2011. 

Worked in and around the profession for a total of 5+ years - designing residential, institutional, mixed-use, and commercial projects, within varied roles. Additional experience includes branding, product design, emerging food market research, agricultural research, master planning, marketing, lighting design, and artist collaboration.

Recent design projects focusing on exquisite details, installation pieces, retail environments, circulation spaces, optical illusions and adaptive reuse recovering strange urban artifacts. An interest in working with real conditions yet focusing on ideal visions, provides relevant architectures for future landscapes. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Manning Silverstein Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

High end residential design.

Sep 2013 - current
 

Metcalfe Architecture & Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Produced and managed design and contract document sets for institutional and educational projects.

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Fishtank PHL LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Produced permit drawing sets for numerous local commerical and residential projects.
Worked closely with pricipals for design direction and developing construction details.

Mar 2012 - Feb 2013
 

Foster Design Farm (Self), Architectural Designer

Produced architectural design drawings for construction of new retail and office space.
Coordinated code requirements and design features with consultants, contractor and local artists.
Graphic design, branding and marketing consulting for start-up company.
Prepared diagrams from upcoming monograph publication of NY designer.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Teachers Assistant

T.A. for Making & Meaning - The Foundation Program In Architecture
Assisted in-coming graduate students through design process and project understanding.
Prepared project briefs, materials, and schedule of activities, tours and lecture events.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

SIM Architects, Inc., Junior Designer

Developed and coordinated document sets for public school modernization projects.
Managed competition design submissions including a winning proposal for a new Elementary School.

Feb 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., Junior Architectural Designer

Developed design & construction document sets including plans, sections, elevations & details for new 60,000 sf Elementary School; Construction to be complete December 1, 2011.
Assisted facility assessment, programming & design direction for K-12 district master plans.
Produced marketing proposals & presentations for competitive architecture & planning projects.
Established new industry directions, new project leads and maintained client relations.

Oct 2005 - Feb 2008
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), MArch, Architecture

Three and 1/2 year graduate architecture program.
Course studies included: applied studies, visual studies, cultural studies, and design studios - all in architectural design and theory.
Extra-curricular work included: installations, exhibitions, group projects, fabrication, research, and publishing.

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
 

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelors, Architecture

Four year Bachelors degree in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design
Course studies included: architecture and design studios, landscape design, city and regional planning, energy and environment management, drawing, fabrication, cultural studies, architectural history and theory

Aug 2000 - Dec 2004
 

Awards 

SCI-Arc End of Year Exhibition, Other

Exhibition of Selected Work

2011
 

New National Library of the Czech Republic - DR-D Studio, Honorable Mention

International Design Competition

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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