Carson Russell

Carson Russell

Pennsylvania, PA, US



Carson Russell is a registered Architect living in Philadelphia, PA. Carson graduated with honors with from both UNC Charlotte (2012, B. Arch) and Columbia University (2013, M.S. Advanced Architectural Design).

Carson is interested in the responsible use computation and parametric design methodologies as an integral part of the design process. His personal explorations involve image-making through emergent swarm and boid behaviors.



Erdy McHenry Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architect

Aug 2019 - current

Erdy McHenry Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

thomas juul-hansen, llc, New York, NY, US, Designer

Mar 2016 - Jul 2017

RAFT Architects, New York, Junior Designer

Oct 2014 - Mar 2016

MOS Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jun 2013 - Sep 2014

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Teaching Assistant

ARCH 4605 'Computational Practice'

-Taught 5th year architecture students fundamentals in parametric modeling and fabrication
-Designed and taught exercises in Rhinoceros 4, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Revit
-Responsible for assignment development and teaching 4 labs a week

ARCH 4050 'Computational Methods'

-Taught 3rd year undergraduate architecture students fundamentals in computation
-Taught exercises in Processing, Rhinoceros 4 + Grasshopper, and Maxwell Render
- Responsible for grading and teaching 2 labs a week

Aug 2011 - May 2012

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Research Assistant

Center City Visualization Wall

-Worked with the computer science department to develop an interface for a digital display at UNC Charlotte's Center City building
-Designed visualizations to interpret live data from Twitter's API

Digital Kennedy

-Developed iterations of interior circulation and program orientations
-Developed a kinetic wall system
-Designed and built laser-cut models for design proposals


-Administered tutorials in modelling with Google Sketchup and Rhinoceros
-Administered tutorials in rendering with Maxwell Render
-Designed and distributed literature on developing and presenting work in Google Sketchup

Sep 2009 - May 2012

Mack Gay Associates, P.A., Rocky Mount, NC, US, Intern Draftsman

-Drafted site plans from topographical survey data
-Helped to collect topographical data in the field

May 2008 - Aug 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

May 2012 - May 2013

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2012

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Visual Studies Award, Award

Computing/Media/Design award Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD, UD & CCCP are eligible. This prize is for innovative use of computing media in architectural research, design and fabrication.


Honor Award for Excellence in Design, Award

Graduating students in M.Arch, AAD & UD are eligible. The prize is for high quality of work in the design studios during the student’s program of studies at Columbia.


Best Architectural Design Project, Award

Recognizes the most successful undergraduate architectural design project.


Excellence in Digital Design, Award

Awarded to the undergraduate student that displays the most rigorous critical engagement with digital design methodologies


Areas of Specialization