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


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.


  • 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
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Studio “C” at Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL
Studio “C” at Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL
Studio “C” at Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL
Student Space for Peer-to-Peer Collaboration
The Spotlight is on Performers in New Amphitheater Design
A Modern and Open Office Design
A Content Production Facility Design Enhances Technical and Support Spaces
A Focus on Fitness
A Student-Centered Classroom Design Inspires Scientific Exploration
A New Makerspace Takes Form
Auditorium Design is a Showcase for the Performing Arts
A 21st Century Education in an Existing School

A 21st Century Education in an Existing School

Top Midwest Design Firm
An Historic Renovation from the Inside Out
Rebels Rally to Garner Gold
Community Connections from the Ground Up
Library with Spaces for Individual and Group Study
Scientific Learning Enhanced by Technology
Catering to a Crowd

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