Architect Carly Coulson integrates the diverse disciplines that combine to make contemporary building into beautiful, humane, and sustainable environments.
Carly Coulson, AIA, LEED AP
Architect Carly Coulson integrates the diverse disciplines that combine to make contemporary building into beautiful, humane, and sustainable environments. Ms. Coulson is the Principal and Owner of the architecture firm COULSON. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is a Crown Scholar from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She has worked on highly innovative, sustainable solutions since she first started practicing as a designer with Foster + Partners. She has received numerous awards for design excellence including national and regional AIA Honor Awards, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business, Architect Home of Year, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, and Residential Architect RADA Citations. Carly was recognized with an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Building Award for the Bagley Classroom, the first LEED Platinum Certified and passive house building at the University of Minnesota for which she was the project architect, LEED coordinator, and passive house designer. She speaks regularly about the process needed to deliver zero energy buildings in cold climates while reducing cost barriers and achieving beautiful and inspiring design.
Our firm produces aesthetically rich and environmentally innovative buildings. We take a thoughtful approach to create striking and feasible designs that are rooted in the activity and culture of the place. It is our mission to bring sustainable, healthy, and inspirational living to our clients through architecture.