Carrie Strickland earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Design, Architecture, Art + Planning at the University of Cincinnati and is a registered architect in Oregon, Washington, and California. Carrie co-founded Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA) in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. She has built an extensive background in adaptive re-use and speculative development while advocating for design as the basis for urban interventions. Carrie has served as visiting professor at Portland State University and the University of Oregon. She regularly serves on forums and lecture panels discussing design in the Pacific Northwest; has served on the board of directors for the AIA Portland chapter and served as chair of the City of Portland’s Development Review Advisory Committee for three years. Carrie is a co-founder of Project Cityscope, a non-profit platform with a focus on multi-discipline urban fabric and design.
Carrie is deeply committed to design and to community. Her leadership on advisory groups for planning and urban infrastructure creates a field of influence much broader that the reach of traditional architectural practice. The work accomplished through Cityscope has created a heightened awareness of how good design can be an agent for change. In a profession still dominated by men in leadership roles, Carrie provides a unique role model for upcoming women designers. Her work with W.PA inspires those who understand the resilience and fortitude involved with upholding core design values in architectural practice.