Casey Worrell

Casey Worrell

Fayetteville, AR, US



I graduated from Columbia University GSAPP in 2015 earning a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design. Highlights included working for a semester in the New Museum creative incubator, “NewInc”, and visiting several sites in Brazil during the William Kinne traveling studio. Additionally, all three of my studio projects were selected for publication in the GSAPP annual review titled “Abstract”.

I previously graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture, in 2010 with a Bachelors of Architecture. I served as a mentor for first year students, was the  secretary of the Tau Sigma Delta honor society, and successfully defended an honors thesis. I gained international experience in Spain and Italy, winning the Honor’s College Traveling Fellowship and the Wischmeyer Rome Travel Scholarship. While in Spain, I worked part-time at Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos’ Madrid office. I later interned with Marlon Blackwell Architect for a year after my undergraduate degree, helping on projects such as the Crystal Bridges Museum Store and the Steven L. Anderson Design Center. I then worked for Gensler LA helping grow the Retail Centers' practice area within the Retail/Mixed Use studio. 

My personal work shows a leaning towards site based design with muti-layered concepts, and performance based optimization. Public spaces are developed in under utilized areas, attempting to enliven, and enlarge the public realm. Local qualities of heritage and craft are studied and pushed forward testing the limits of what can be achieved. I believe that simple can be elegant, and that the marvelous can be found in the mundane. Trends running through the work include: open systems with formal tendencies, rough materials alongside emerging technologies and contextual fantasy in everyday settings.



Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

_a member of the entertainment and mixed-use practice area working mostly with the retail centers group. Involved in large-scale projects from the beginning of programming through construction documentation. I was key contributor to numerous projects including:

CP Luoyang Super Brand Mall Luoyang, China
Yorktown Center Mall Lombard, Illinois
Pearlridge Center Aiea, Hawaii
Manchester Center Fresno, California
Prudential Center Boston, Massachusetts
Glendale RiverWalk Glendale, Colorado
Colonie Center Albany, New York

Dec 2011 - May 2014

Marlon Blackwell Architects, Fayetteville, AR, US, Intern Architect

_assisted with construction documents, award submissions, and constructed physical models on several projects including the Steven L. Anderson Design Center, the Fayetteville High School, and the Crystal Bridges Museum Store.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Summer Intern

_helped construct physical models for the Barceló Market, Sports Center & Library, and the Alcántara 21D apartments.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

_studio projects were selected for publication in the annual review titled ‘abstract’ all three semesters.

Jun 2014 - May 2015

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US, BArch, Architecture

_Graduated cum laude with a 3.54/4.0 GPA.

honors & activities

Honors College member, 2007 - 2010
Dean’s List, fall 2009, fall 2008, fall & spring 2007, fall 2006
Tau Sigma Delta architecture honors society member, 2008 - 2010, secretary 2008
First Year Experience mentor, 2007 - 2010
Orientation speaker, 2007
America Institute of Architecture Students member, 2007 - 2009
Studied at the University of Arkansas Rome Study Center, 2009
Wischmeyer Rome Travel Scholarship recipient, 2009
Honors College Traveling Fellowship recipient, 2008 & 2009
Studied Spanish with USAC in Madrid, Spain, summer 2008
All School Book Award, 2007

Jun 2006 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization