Carrie earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Design, Architecture, Art + Planning at the University of Cincinnati and is a registered architect in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Idaho, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. W.PA was founded in 2005 and is now Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certified. She has built an extensive background in adaptive re-use and speculative development while advocating for design as the basis for urban interventions. Carrie has served as visiting professor at Portland State University and the University of Oregon. She regularly serves on forums and lecture panels discussing design in the Pacific Northwest; has served on the board of directors for the AIA Portland chapter; was chair of the City of Portland’s Development Review Advisory Committee; and is a co-founder of Project Cityscope, a non-profit platform with a focus on multi-discipline urban fabric and design.