Caryn Brause AIA LEED AP

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture
Fine Arts Center 457
cjbrause@art.umass.edu

Caryn Brause AIA LEED AP received her M.Arch degree at the University of Virginia and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching, Brause is the principal of SITELAB Architecture + Design in Northampton. The practice is a laboratory for investigating the broad context of the “site” through client-driven projects, theoretical investigations, and community collaborations. Design work examines the transformation and reuse of that which we have in abundance including existing building stock, underutilized urban and suburban landscapes, and repurposed materials. Beyond these topics, Brause’s teaching investigates critical skills for contemporary practice, both technological and interpersonal, and her current research examines the role of collaboration in contemporary design practice. In 2014, she is piloting a new course, entitled "Voices from the Field: From Design Concept to Reality," supported by the 2013 NCARB Award from the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.  Recent publications