Scrafano Architects

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2003, Carolyn returned to her hometown in the suburbs of Chicago. She worked in the Scrafano Architects’ Chicago office for several years before moving to Long Beach, California. After several years working for various architectural firms, she returned to the Scrafano Architects family―only this time in the Los Angeles office.
In her free time, Carolyn enjoys making jewelry, creating invitations and event party planning, photography, listening to country music, and going to concerts with her friends. Disneyland makes her feel like a kid again, so she makes a point to go with her husband as often as possible. She takes long walks after work on the beach near her home in Long Beach.

Carolyn views architecture as a way to improve people’s quality of life. As a result, her favorite projects are residences, because they have the most direct effect on people’s lives.

  • SCI-ARC B.Arch
Favorite Bands
Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Little Big Town
Favorite Book
Harry Potter 3 & 5 (but not 4)
Favorite City
Venice, Italy
Person Most Admire
Steven Holl
Favorite Color
Favorite Film
Lilo & Stitch, Finding Neverland
Favorite Buildings
Milwaukee Art Museum by Santiago Calatrava; Brion-Vega Family Cemetery by Carlo Scarpa; and the Chapel of St. Ignatius by Steven Holl
Favorite Beach
Crystal Cove
Future Travel Plans
Australia and Tokyo
“It’s all we’ve been given, so you better start livin’ right now” –Keith Urban and “Keep on dreamin’ even if it breaks your heart” –EYB