Caryn Brause AIA LEED-AP
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
M. Arch University of Virginia
AIA Certificate of Merit
from the Henry Adams Fund
Massachusetts, New York
Caryn Brause is the founder and principal of SITELAB Architecture + Design.
My work is built on the creative investigation of program and site, the rigorous exploration of design language, and the open-ended rumination on what it means to dwell in the world purposefully and responsibly.
I see design innovation as integral to the stewardship of both the natural and built environment. Training in art, architecture and landscape design underpins this synthetic approach.
Prior to moving to the Pioneer Valley in 2006 and starting my own practice, I lived and worked in New York City for a decade. I joined New York City’s CR Studio Architects, PC shortly after its inception in 1996 and I was made an associate in 2002. I served as project architect for the award-winning Eileen Fisher Showroom in Manhattan’s garment district, the creation of the Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural History, and the renovation of the Millburn Free Public Library, among other projects.
In addition to my professional work, I am an Assistant Professor in the Architecture + Design Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I lead design studios and teach digital design and communication.