Caitlin Ranson

Caitlin Ranson

Portland, OR, US



Caitlin recently relocated to Portland, Oregon from Charleston, SC. She works as an architectural designer at THA Architecture. 


THA Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Designer

Recently joined THA Architecture in Portland, Oregon as a member of the architectural design staff.

Feb 2015 - current

Pazdan-Smith Group (now dba McMillan Pazdan Smith), Charleston, SC, US, Intern

Twenty person office of a large firm with a diverse portfolio of complex projects. Full time intern gaining experience in all architectural phases, and working to fulfill IDP requirements. Responsibilities include research, site analysis, programming, codes and regulations, design, drafting, modeling, rendering, general project coordination, material selection and specification, and office blogger.

Apr 2010 - Nov 2014

Clemson University School of Architecture, Clemson, SC, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for Architecture 251/252 Digital Design course required for second year undergraduate Architecture students.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Marketing Director

Design and production of marketing collateral; proposals, presentations, boards, public relations materials, and other communication efforts for a nationally recognized architecture firm. Worked directly with lead Principals to pursue potential clients, awards, and press - handling concurrent assignments under tight deadlines.

Jun 2007 - May 2009

Davidson College Office of College Communications, Davidson, NC, US, Photographer / Journalist for College Communications

Photographer and journalist for Davidson web site and publications in the office of College Communications.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern

Organized lesson plans for local schools, instructed summer arts camp, prepared education literature for docents and self-guided tours, and wrote articles on upcoming exhibits for publication in the "Mint Mirror."

May 2006 - Aug 2006


Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, MArch, Architecture

Studied on the Clemson, Charleston, and Genoa, Italy campuses.
GPA: 4.0
Phi Kappa Phi
Henry Adams Medal

Jun 2009 - May 2012

Davidson College, Davidson, NC, US, Bachelors, Art

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art; Minor in French
Studied Art and Architectural History for one semester in Paris
Honor Graduate, Cum Laude
Overall GPA: 3.73; Major GPA: 3.89
Phi Beta Kappa

Aug 2003 - Apr 2007

Middlesex School, Concord, MA, US, High School, High School

Aug 2001 - May 2003


AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.


Dow Solar International Design To Zero Competition, 2nd Place

Sponsored by Dow Solar, the competition challenged students to design a building comprising of three connected dwellings; each of the dwellings having active and passive solar technologies to achieve near-zero energy solutions.

Awarded 2nd Place among 131 entries from 19 different countries.


ACSA Sustainable Lab Competition, 1st Place

The International Sustainable Laboratory Student Design Competition was sponsored by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) with the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of the U.S. Department of the Interior and in collaboration with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Joint Institute for Caribbean Marine Studies (JICMS).

Two winners were selected out of 120 submissions. Winning designs will be showcased at the Labs21 2012 Annual Conference, the ACSA 101st Annual Meeting, and at the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention.


Clemson School or Architecture Research Poster Design Competition, 1st Place

The research project studied the local Bus system at Clemson University [the CAT Bus] and its campus-wide influence on students and transportation lifestyles. Specifically, it dealt with a particular user group, the design and architecture students within Lee Hall, so-called "proponents" of green design and alternative transportation methods.


Ray Huff Award For Design Excellence, Clemson University, Award

Awarded to one student per semester for excellence in design.


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