Caryn Brause AIA LEED AP
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.
Brause’s teaching investigates critical skills for contemporary practice, both technological and interpersonal. She is an NCARB Award recipient for her project, "Voices from the Field: From Design Concept to Reality," which uniquely spans design, materials and methods, documentation and professional practice. The ongoing research examines an experiential pedagogical model for understanding the myriad issues that comprise contemporary architectural design decision-making and project delivery. Brause’s current work examines the role of collaboration in contemporary design practice .