“Architecture is more than designing buildings and working with clients; it’s also understanding how to run an entire project and an entire business. I love working in support of the whole Solares team.”
Carla was introduced to architecture early in life through her father, who is a trained architect. Family holidays, which usually involved time spent touring buildings, instilled in her a fascination of architecture as “a way of understanding a culture,” she says.
Carla earned her Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees at the University of Waterloo. She then worked with a green building consultancy in Vancouver, where she was part of a team advising developers on LEED certification and helping organizations write guidelines on lessening the environmental impact of their buildings. Upon returning to Toronto, she worked on a variety of projects, notably as part of a consulting team for the Toronto film and television industry to evaluate the environmental impact of productions, and to develop a greenhouse gas emissions calculator.
Carla is often the first person you talk to at Solares. In addition to administration and promotions, she manages all new project inquiries, helping interested people learn how Solares can help them achieve their dream of an energy efficient custom home.