Caroline Lebar

Caroline Lebar

Mountain View, CA, US



Caroline S. Lebar, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed architect working in Silicon Valley, with a focus on historic preservation, higher education, and K-12 public schools.  Her work includes architectural design, construction administration, research, and teaching.  She has been working with CAW Architects since 2013, where she has led the design and construction of the major renovation of historic Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University.  Her other projects include renovated library, administration, student services, and arts buildings for East Side Union High School District in San Jose; award-winning historic preservation work for private clients in Palo Alto; and many other projects in the area.  Previously, she worked with C3D Architecture in New York City.

Caroline is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) with a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree.  Her previous roles include Curator of the GSAPP Slide and Video Library, the school's teaching and research image collection; architecture instructor at Duke University's TIP Summer Studies Program at Rice University; and various other teaching and administrative positions.  She received a dual A.B. from Duke University in Art History, Concentration in Architecture, and in Philosophy, where her undergraduate thesis discussed the urbanism of medieval monastic architecture in the city of Rome.


CAW Architects, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, US, Project Architect

Jun 2013 - current

C3D Architecture PLLC, New York, NY, US, Intern

May 2011 - Aug 2012


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2013


Palo Alto Stanford Heritage - 2016 Commercial Rehabilitation Preservation Award, Award

Presented to Hamilton Ramona Partners, owner, Cody Anderson Wasney, architect, Cody Brock Builders, contractor. The historic rehabilitation of this Birge Clark reinforced concrete building improved seismic safety, restored ground floor storefronts, steel windows and terracotta roof tile, and uncovered tiles that marked the entrance of an early Palo Alto Post Office. Compatible hand-painted tile, light fixtures, and stucco restoration have brought new life to this important landmark.


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