about c. amstutz !


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ma

Master of Architecture, February2024  

2020 - present  Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship Full Merit Scholarship.
Coursework in design, computation, building technology, and theory.
Thesis: Frictitious Matters defended December 2023 at the MIT Media Lab.

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science in Architecture 

May 2019 Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Coursework in digital and analog design, structures, and building systems. Deans list all semesters enrolled.

Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, It

Study Abroad

august 2018 - december 2018 Lived and studied abroad in Florence, full studio coursework in addition to architectural history.

industry experience

Matter design, Cambridge ma

Research Lead November 2022 - present

Advance design, research and fabrication work for Matter Design’s industry collaboration with a global concrete supplier, involving closely crafted design work, on-site fabrication, and collaboration with the international team. 

Research Assistant june 2022-october 2022

Fabricated highly crafted flip-milled maple and naturally dyed fiber objects for installation piece “Ancient Entanglements” at Wasserman Projects, Detroit.

MOA - Mobile office architects, guemes island, wa

Design-Build Intern

june 2021-august 2021  Summer resident for MOA's pilot program SMALL PROJECT STUDIO, an immersive design-build internship where early-career architects learn to integrate craftsmanship and construction process through architectural design. Participated in design charrettes and led the design and construction of the kitchen. Honed craftsmanship in CNC fabrication and acquired skills in assembling architectural envelopes, crafting custom cabinetry, electrical wiring, casting concrete while gaining competence using a wide range of construction tools. 

Mancini : Duffy, New York, NY

Junior Architect

July 2019-june 2020  Design team member for corporate interior revitalization project. Responsible for producing drawings and details, schematic design through construction documentation. Developed design standards package to be applied to twelve sites across the country over the course of the next two years. Produced rendered animations and digital models to be experienced by clients in VR.

patterhn ives llc, St. Louis, MO

Emerging Professional

May 2018-June 2018 Involved in ideation and documentation of schematic design phase for residential clients. Prepared thoughtful and thorough client presentations. Digitally modeled details for spatial problem-solving. Constructed and documented highly crafted models.

Checkmate Design, St. Louis, MO

Architecture Intern

May 2017-July 2017 Revised drawing and presentations for redeveloping historical buildings (Sullivan and Adler’s Union Trust Building, Daniel Burnham’s Putnam Building). Detailed drawings, created families, and rendered in revit. Attended week-long site visit to Davenport, IA for punchlisting and directing contractors in the final stage of construction.

academic experience

mit architecture fabrication labs, cambridge, MA

Shop Teaching Assistant september 2022-present

Shop Monitor september 2021-May 2022

Assist students with operation and maintenance of fabrication shop tools, from laser cutters to hand tools. Work one-on-one with students to creatively translate design ideas into physical fabrications.

[dhd] derek hoeferlin design, St. Louis, MO

Research Assistant

July 2018-August 2018 Conducted research and produced drawings for ongoing design-research project “Watershed Architecture” supported by Washington University in St. Louis. Investigated the relationship of political conditions to watershed health in the Mississippi, Rhine, and Mekong rivers.

intro To Design Processes II, washington university

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2018 + Spring 2019 Selected as T.A. for required second semester freshman studio. Facilitated teaching digital design including Rhino, digital drawing, and model building skills. Prepared and presented tutorials.


Alpha Rho Chi, Washington University

Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts

November 2016 - May 2019   Brother: Active participant in professional and community events, mentor to younger brothers.
January-December 2017  Community Co-Chair: Responsible for planning community engagement events and fostering a sense of community amongst brothers.


Sidney B. Karofsky '37 Prize

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2022  awarded to two outstanding Masters of Architecture degree candidates with one further year of study who have demonstrated the highest excellence in architectural studies.

Frederick Widmann Prize in architecture

Washington University in St. Louis

2019  presented to one undergraduate annually, the prize is awarded by Washington University’s College of Architecture faculty to a student demonstrating excellence in their academic career. “Through a bequest from the late Frederick Widmann, an annual prize of at least $1,500 is offered to the best architectural student in the university.”

The Elizabeth S. Schmerling Endowed Scholarship

Washington University in St.Louis

2018  Merit scholarship awarded by a faculty committee to students in their final year of study who demonstrate superior academic performance, innovative thought, and a commitment to the study and understanding of architecture.

Laskey Charrette Award

Washington University in St. Louis

2017  Sophomore design charrette competition winner, awarded by outside jury.


Y.E.S. (year end show)

Washington University in St. Louis
may - august 2019

Frederick Widmann Exhibition

Washington University in St. Louis
march - april 2019

A Case for St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis
april 2019

Giornata della Memoria

Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy
january 2019


Watershed Architecture of the Mississippi River Basin

The Anthropocene Review, The Mississippi Issue
January 15,  2021
  Author: D. Hoeferlin. Contributed to scholarship and research on  the stewardship and political governance of the Mississippi River. Produced Figure 2. "Mississippi River Basin Management Regimes."

Watershed Architecture of the mekong River Basin

Journal of Architectural Education, Volumne 74, Issue 1
march 12,  2020
  Author: D. Hoeferlin. Contributed to scholarship and research on  the political and economic management of the Watershed Architecture of the Mekong River. Produced Figure 7. "Mekong River Basin Management Flow Chart."  



revit, rhinoceros, lumion, photoshop, indesign, illustrator, after effects, AutoCAD, MasterCam, CNCjs *


drafting, sketching, watercolor, model making, casting, ceramics, machine assembly and wiring,  various printmaking (...screenprint, block, monotype, letterpress...) and book binding (...coptic, side-sewn, accordion, perfect...) techniques, *

* and constantly adding more to my repertoire ! 

© 2020 caroline amstutz