Christina Brown

Christina Brown

New York, NY, US

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Hello! I am a recent Master of Science in Sustainable Design graduate who also obtained both my graduate degree and B.Arch degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Growing up in 3 different countries that varied greatly from one another, I came to recognize and appreciate the role of nature in our built environment and our social fabric. Through my pursuit of sustainability in architectural practice, I have developed a passion for social resilience, circular economy, systems thinking, ecological design, and computational simulations in architectural practice. I strive to integrate these different aspects into my work to produce a positive impact environmentally and socially.

My current on-going two year-long thesis focus on developing vocabulary, evaluation criteria, and architectural strategies to implement building program externalization to design in social and environmental resiliency.

I am an Ecodistrict AP, and am currently working on my LEED AP as well.


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Designed schematic design iterations, and engaged in client and consultant meetings for the Changi Airport T5 project. Engaged in international meetings and drafted deliverables for approvals from the authority having jurisdiction.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Engaged in client meetings and site analysis, created drawings for DOH approvals for large scale hospital renovations in Pittsburgh, and coordinated with consultant engineers on renovation work in Cleveland.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

Tianjin Institute of Architectural Design, Tianjin, CN, Architectural Intern

Conducted site analysis and designed preliminary massing approaches for large scale commercial and infrastructural projects for the city of Tianjin. Produced experiential renders to be presented at client meetings for multiple educational projects.

May 2017 - Jul 2017


Carnegie Mellon University, Masters, Sustainable Design

Accelerated Master's program that began during undergraduate years, graduated with 4.0 GPA.

Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

Carnegie Mellon University, BArch, Architecture

Accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, graduated with college and university honors.

Aug 2015 - Jun 2020

National University of Singapore, Study Abroad

Taken Masters of Science in Integrated Sustainable Design Studio and Advanced Building Materials and Structure. Studio work was a government-sponsored project in collaboration with WOHA Architects.

Jan 2019 - May 2019


IAFOR Scholarship, Scholarship

An international conference on sustainability and climate change topics, the scholarship is awarded to notable student presenters.


First Penguin Award (in honor of Randy Pausch), 1st Place

One day Ideation competition during Studentsect@CMU conference. The competition imagines 2023, where COVID is no longer a threat, and humanity has seized upon the opportunity to make vital changes to the status quo of how we conduct daily life as a society. The award is given to the project which took the biggest risk. This award will go to the team that dreamed the biggest or approached the prompt from an impressively unique vantage point, and which shows creativity, thoughtfulness, non-linear thinking, and a penchant for risk.


Senior Leadership Recognition, Award

Recognized graduating seniors where staff and faculty across the university nominate students who have made significant contributions during their time as a member of the Carnegie Mellon University community.



Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce Awards for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in design, architecture, and land development. Seven projects have been selected through a competitive and by a distinguished jury.


EPIC Metals Competition, 2nd Place

CMU SoA 1 week competition sponsored by EPIC Metals Corporation, a partner project designed with Scarlet Tong.


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