Carrie Ann Foster

Carrie Ann Foster

Philadelphia, PA, US



Carrie Ann Foster is a licensed Architect with projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. 

She has worked in the profession for 10+ years - designing high-end and net-zero kit homes, as well as institutional, and commercial projects. Additional experience includes marketing & branding, master planning, digital fabrication and artist collaboration.

Recent design projects focusing on exquisite and repeatable details, functional installation pieces, curious optical illusions and adaptive reuse recovering strange urban artifacts. An interest in working with real conditions yet focusing on ideal visions, provides enduring and relevant architectures for future landscapes. 


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

Foster Design Farm, Architect / Designer / Independant Consultant

Managed architectural design and coordination for construction of residential and retail spaces.
Graphic design, branding and marketing consulting for start-up company.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2018

CCS ARCHITECTURE, 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