One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.

Carl Karlen

Master of Science in Architecture - University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL

Carl has been a practicing architect since 1999, and he has been licensed in Missouri and Illinois since 2007. He has maintained membership and involvement with professional groups such as the AIA, NCARB & USGBC, and achieved CDT credentialing. Throughout his career he has worked on a variety of project types in multiple roles including project architect, sustainability leader, and designer. In the latter role, Carl leads with a creative and performance-based perspective on architectural design, both on specific project teams and within the professional environment generally. Several of the projects & competitions he has contributed to have been published in professional journals and/or distinguished with various design awards.

Carl Karlen

Our approach

Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn't theirs.

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All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.

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