Carolyn Creemers

Carolyn Creemers

Okemos, MI, US



I am a recent graduate from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture. As I designer, I like to work in layers: starting with a solid concept or base, and then developing the ideas until the project naturally evolves into a completed product. I believe that a good design doesn't need to be complicated, but rather effectively carried out. Through developing the technique of basic graphic or spatial principles, it is possible to express and create far more than a more complex design in which the primary objectives may be lost.



Stillwater Grill, Okemos, MI, US, Host

Seat guests, answer the phone, manage carryout orders

Dec 2011 - current

Habitat for Humanity of Lansing, Lansing, MI, US, Volunteer Designer

Designing 4 economic houses that utilize passive heating and cooling, as well as geothermal heating.

Oct 2011 - current

Michigan Department of Transportation, Co-op, Construction Inspector

I am responsible for assisting in making the construction project in which I am involved in run smoothly as well as testing materials to be installed. This includes coordinating details between conflicting projects, testing concrete and soil density to insure quality and safety, as well as filing a daily report.

May 2009 - Oct 2011

University of Michigan Dining Services, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Student Cook/Server/Food Runner

Prepare ingredients for meals in kitchen, run food from kitchen to serving line, serve food to guests

Oct 2007 - Dec 2010

Serve Studio, Intern

As an educational internship, I was asked to created a SketchUp 3D model of a building to be renovated, provide input to competition projects. I also accompanied my supervisors to site meetings.

Mar 2010 - Mar 2010

Millenium Project, University of Michigan, Office Assistant

Assist Dr. Duderstadt with updating the University’s building database concerning the newer North Campus. Involved interviewing staff and researching various buildings.

Oct 2008 - May 2009

Creemers Enterprise LLC, Secretary/Warehouse Worker

As a secretary, I was responsible for answering customer inquiries daily, compiling sales orders phoned in by customers, and filing invoices. When I wasn't serving as the office secretary, I was helping to fill sales orders by pulling specified items from shelves and packing them as efficiently as possible.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2007


University of Michigan, Bachelors, Architecture

I initially enrolled in the College of Engineering as a Civil Engineer. I continued with this studies up until my junior year, all the while taking requisite architecture studios, when I became officially enrolled in the Taubman School of Architecture.

My engineering background provided me with strong computational and analytical skills through my engineering Statics and Dynamics courses, as well as calc-based Physics. My architectural education was centered around studio courses, and supplemented with courses including: Design Fundamentals, Environmental Technology, Structures, and Construction.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2011


Student Show Exhibition, Nomination

One of three selected from my studio of ten to participate in the studio-wide competition.


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