Carl Silliman

Carl Silliman

Architect III

“Traveling and sketching give me the inspiration I need.”

I feel fortunate to work in an office that carefully considers every element of a building.

When I was in college, I received a fellowship through UNESCO to research remote Tibetan villages in Nepal’s Himalayas. That research helped to shape my thesis, which focused on the design of a Tibetan refugee settlement.

I received my architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. Between working in San Francisco and India, I have several years of experience working on a wide range of projects around the world.

There’s nothing like the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Lucien successfully provided a human scale to a 60-story tower while incorporating beautiful stonework ubiquitously.

Traveling and sketching give me the inspiration I need. To me, it’s the best way to experience different places and design innovations. In a different life, I think I’d be a travel blogger. I’ve had all kinds of unique experiences, like working as a tour bus driver in Alaska.

Someday when my career is over, I hope people say that I had a positive impact on the built environment. For now, I’m focused on the projects at hand and on training for my first marathon.