Caroline Lebar

Caroline Lebar

San Francisco, CA, US



Caroline S. Lebar, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed architect working in San Francisco, with a focus on higher education and housing, as part of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.  Her work includes architectural design, construction administration, research, and teaching.  She has previously worked with CAW Architects, where she led the design and construction of the major renovation of historic Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University.  Her other projects included renovated library, administration, student services, and arts buildings for East Side Union High School District in San Jose, and award-winning historic preservation work for private clients in Palo Alto.

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 adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia; 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.


Jan 2020 - current

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

Jun 2013 - Jul 2019

C3D Architecture PLLC, San Francisco, 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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