Mary Cay Lancaster

Mary Cay Lancaster

Detroit, MI, US



I am an Architect, Designer, Project Manager, and LEED AP. I am licensed in Michigan and New York

Skills: Architecture, Design, Project Management, Sustainability, Urban Design, Teaching   

Strengths: Team leader, organized, approachable, excellent people skills, strong in client care and team dynamics, passionate about developing people and projects, strong work ethic


Auger Klein Aller Architects, Inc., Lake Orion, MI, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

•Highly involved in all phases from programming and design, site plan presentation to planning commission, design development, client meetings, code analysis, coordination of engineers and consultants, drafting, specification writing, interior design material selection, team leadership and quality control for final drawings, as well as bidding and on-site construction administration

•Skilled at directing and producing projects from design through construction; making the most of the budget, mentoring of young architects

Jun 2015 - current

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Adjunct Professor, Architecture

Primarily studio courses - research-guided design with an integrated theory and practice pedagogy. Examples:

•Undergraduate Integrated Design Studio 4: Architecture & Urban Design (fall 2015, spring + fall 2016)
A Studio focused on integration of architecture with urban design – my students’ work was published 2017

•Masters Level Reflective Portfolio Class (100% online interactive studio – 2016 and 2015)
Guiding Graduate Architectural students to reflect, edit, and define their work: in print and web format

May 2012 - Dec 2018

WILSON & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, INC., Oxford, MI, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Project Architect for commercial, residential, and industrial architecture

Jul 2013 - Jun 2015

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Adjunct Faculty for summer Master Class Graduate Design Studio

•Instructor/critic for Graduate level charette-style Design Studio, with visiting Professor Dale Clifford
•Assisted 12 teams of students in design studio cross-pollinating natural systems and manufacturing processes

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Graduate Research Assistant

Research and consultation for mapping interface between natural and developed systems of Great Lakes Region, and various research papers in Detroit and India

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Kirkwood Design Studio, pc, Bloomington, IN, US, Project Manager

Nov 2004 - Dec 2009

Raimondo & Associates, Inc., Niagara Falls, ON, CA, Project Manager

Jan 2004 - Jun 2004

Brooks Washburn Architects, pc, Massena, NY, US, Project Coordinator/Intern Architect

Oct 2000 - Aug 2003

Beilharz Architects, Inc., Defiance, OH, US, Intern Architect

Jun 1997 - Oct 1999


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, MArch, Graduate Program: Architecture Design & Practice

Graduated with Distinction (3.9/ 4.0 GPA)

May 2010 - Aug 2012

Areas of Specialization