Caitlin Ranson

Caitlin Ranson

Portland, OR, US



Caitlin recently graduated from the Master of Architecture program at Clemson University.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Davidson College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and French.  Before entering graduate school, Caitlin worked for two years as Marketing Director at William Rawn Associates, Architects in Boston.  She also gained professional experience as an intern with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture in Charleston, South Carolina for two consecutive summers.  At Clemson she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching Digital Components to undergraduate architecture students.  She has studied in Paris, Charleston, and Genoa, Italy.  Her work was recently recognized in the international Dow Solar Design To Zero Competition, in which she won second place. 



THA Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Designer

Feb 2015 - current

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

Worked as both a full time summer intern and a student intern, gaining experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration. Assisted with model-building, production of marketing materials, presentations, and research.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2011

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

Responsible for the design and production of marketing collateral, including; proposals, presentation boards, PowerPoint presentations, 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

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 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


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.


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.


Ray Huff Award For Design Excellence, Clemson University, Award

Awarded to one student per semester for excellence in design.


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