Carly McGinn

Carly McGinn

Seattle, WA, US



I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon, with a B.Arch and concentration on Landscape and Urban Planning. At the UO I volunteered with the Ecological Design Center, where I was able to collaborate with design professionals of all kinds and gain a broad understanding of construction, environmental design and architecture theory. From EDC involvement I became interested in improving cities from an urban planning perspective: making parks more accessible and attractive, encouraging smart in-fill and designing better civic buildings that offer a wider variety of use.


Since graduation, I've found opportunity to expand on these ideals: from designing and installing a greenroof for my apartment complex, to studying for my LEED exam this month. I am currently pursuing full time work in Architecture, and look forward to applying my LEED accreditation to future projects as well as making progress in IDP.



Silverlining Studio, Freelance Graphic Designer

In conjunction with my work at Pelletier + Schaar I began a freelance business as a Graphic Design consultant. My work focuses primarily on logos and marketing material such as menus, print advertisements and event posters.

Jan 2011 - current

Pelletier + Schaar, Designer

As an entry level designer I drafted CD's and rendered proposals, researched codes and products, attended site visits and client meetings. I am comfortable with CAD, Adobe programs and SketchUP in addition to hand media and physical modeling.

Jan 2010 - current


University of Oregon, BArch, Architecture

I participated in studios that ranged from Residential to Civic with a primary focus on Landscape and Urban Planning. In 2008 I travelled to Japan to study Landscape Architecture, designing a system of parks for the city of Kyoto. This inspired my thesis study in Sweden in 2009, where I designed a trio of buildings- a concert hall, conference center and hotel- within a city park, trying to improve the relationship between large civic buildings and their contexts.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009


Rendering Archival, Other

Renderings done of my thesis project were archived by the UO Architecture Dept. These will be used in the future as examples of student work when the UO renews accreditation.


ASHRAE Design Competition, 2nd Place

I designed an energy efficient community sports center with the help of four fellow students. The design was passively ventilated and lit, included on-site water collection and energy efficient heating and cooling.
The design won 2nd place Nationally, and was awarded in a 2008 Ceremony in Chicago.


Alberta Nomination, Nomination

My design for a Culinary Academy (Fall '08 Michael Fifield studio) was nominated, chosen, and presented to the Alberta Community Council. The council was seeking inspiration while developing an in-fill site in the Alberta neighborhood and 6 entries were chosen for consideration.


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