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Caryn Brause AIA LEED AP
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Fine Arts Center 364
Caryn Brause AIA LEED AP 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. Projects focus on the poetics of building language and the meaningful inhabitation of the landscape. Recent work includes the EcoBuilding Bargains store in Springfield, which serves as a didactic tool to demonstrate and promote materials reuse at all levels of construction. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.Arch degree at the University of Virginia where she received the AIA Certificate of Merit from the Henry Adams Fund.Brause is Assistant Professor of Digital Design and Communication at UMass. Her teaching emphasizes critical thinking about the role of communication, digital experimentation, and iteration as part of an integrated creative workflow. A former wilderness ranger, she emphasizes design innovation as integral to the stewardship of both the natural and built environment.