Carrie Ann Foster

Carrie Ann Foster

Philadelphia, PA, US



Carrie Ann Foster, Principal Architect, Foster Design Farm 

Foster Design Farm is a contemporary Architecture studio located in Philadelphia, led by Carrie Ann Foster—a licensed Architect with 12+ years of experience working closely with clients. 

Carrie’s passion lies in integrating the old and the new. She excels at uncovering the beauty and value in an existing space and site while creating smart, efficient, and playful design solutions that look to the future.

Carrie holds a Master of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Since her youth in rural California, Carrie has worked on a diverse range of projects, spanning both coasts. Her past work includes designing high-end residential and commercial spaces in New York and San Francisco, net-zero kit homes in the Silicon Valley, and a variety of residential, commercial, and public buildings throughout Philadelphia. 


Foster Design Farm, Philadelphia, Principal Architect

Architecture, Interiors, Design, Branding

Jan 2011 - current

Acre Designs, Mountain View, CA, US, Residential Product Designer

Acre is a startup that blends backgrounds in construction, manufacturing, and various forms of design to completely re-imagine the American Home. Acre looks at housing like a product, and home building like a manufacturing process.

Oct 2017 - Feb 2019

Cass Calder Smith, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect

Aug 2015 - Sep 2017

Manning Silverstein Architects PC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer / Project Manager

High end residential design.

Sep 2013 - Aug 2015

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

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

Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., Junior Architectural Designer

Developed design & construction document sets including plans, sections, elevations & details for new 60,000 sf Elementary School.
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


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


SCI-Arc End of Year Exhibition, Other

Exhibition of Selected Work


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

International Design Competition


Areas of Specialization