Carrie Matlock, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP BD+C

PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL, ARCHITECT

Carrie Matlock is President of the firm. Carrie’s passion is inspiring students to learn by aligning our client’s educational delivery methods and goals with the architecture of a school building. She holds that the architectural environments that we design can contribute to a child’s development. As a leader in the firm, her attitude has become ingrained in our culture. It’s the impetus of our “Form Follows Learning” philosophy.

An outdoor enthusiast, Carrie is always active – snowshoeing, running, golfing, volleyball. Show her a path and she can’t resist hiking it, always with her loyal dog, Cooper. A longtime collector, she now creates her own wine.

Interests

  • Wine… wine… and more wine
  • Golfing
  • Jogging
  • Hiking
Architecture in itself is a tremendously rewarding career but if you add in the ability to help inspire and support student learning, the profession becomes amazing.
I love my job and the work we do because I know our team is helping to positively shape the future of education.

Carrie Matlock
Ignite Creativity with a Student-Centric Approach to Design Thinking
New Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
Master Facilities Plan to Guide Innovative 21st-century Upgrades
New May Whitney Elementary School, Lake Zurich, IL
New Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
New Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
New May Whitney Elementary School, Lake Zurich, IL
New Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
New Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
New Elementary School designed to make learning more flexible
New Early Learning Center is Child-Centered, Nature-Inspired, and Energy Efficient
Changes at Nearly 100 Year Old High School Create a 21st Century Education Environment
New Nature-Inspired Playground
Additions and Remodeling at Gemini Middle School, Niles, IL
Additions & Remodeling at Gemini Middle School, Niles, IL
Making a Middle School
Top Midwest Design Firm
Top 300 Architecture Firms
Studio “C” at Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL
Studio “C” at Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

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