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Carlie Douglas


Growing up in Alaska, Carlie learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and resolved to integrate this beauty into the built environment through Architecture. She considers elements of natural surroundings that were overlooked in early urban areas to be vital to the restoration of sustainable and healthy lifestyles in the modernized world. Carlie believes that nature should be available to everyone, and Architecture and Urban Design should enhance lifestyles in a sustainable and healthy way.

Prior to joining Opsis, Carlie worked at several notable Anchorage-area architecture firms, including; Lumen Design, William Merriman Architects, Livingston Slone, and ECI (formerly ECI/Hyer). Her experience includes a wide range of projects, including affordable multi-family residential and high-end single-family residential, a public library for the city of Wasilla, Alaska, multiple University buildings on University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage and Juneau, and various State of Alaska projects such as the Alaska Geologic Materials Center. While completing her Bachelor of Architecture, Carlie traveled to Germany to design and build, with the help of the local community, a small field chapel that was featured in Detail magazine and won the AIA Chicago’s Outstanding Building Award in 2010.

Carlie holds a Master of Arts in Urban Design with merit from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and a Bachelor of Architecture cum laude from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a licensed Architect in the State of Alaska.

email: carlied@opsisarch.com