Carrie’s work integrates architecture, industrial design, and construction through an interdisciplinary design process. She finds inspiration in the technical and nuanced aspects of natural forces and human health and experience applied to the design of built environments at all scales.

Recent work includes offices in New York City for First Look Media, and the development of a workplace design process and Global Project Guide for Google. She was lead designer and contractor on Parabola’s live / work laboratory, and was the lead designer for a Living Building Challenge residence in California for a real estate and technology executive.

Carrie received a Masters in Architecture from Yale, and Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and the Architectural Association, London. Awards include the Yale Feldman Prize for "Design Solutions that Achieve the Practical and Poetic"; the Richard Kelly Grant for Innovative Lighting Design; and the Virginia AIA award for design excellence. She received a National Science Foundation EFRI-SEED grant for interdisciplinary engineering research, and was the Esherick Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley with Kevin Burke.


Kevin is a recognized leader in integrated design. Prior to Parabola, he was a partner at William McDonough + Partners and directed the 50-person international studio for six years. Kevin opened studios in San Francisco and Amsterdam, and guided the firm’s implementation of the Cradle to Cradle sustainability protocol within the firm’s building and community designs.

Kevin’s diverse design portfolio includes a number of pioneering projects, including NASA’s Sustainability Base. His award-winning designs have achieved the highest levels of environmental performance while creating inspiring places of community, connectivity and well-being. Recent work with Parabola includes the New York City offices of First Look Media, and the development of a workplace design process and Global Project Guide for Google.

Kevin received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He was the Esherick Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design with Carrie Meinberg Burke.



Ryan’s work integrates site-specific factors and the social history of place to create thoughtful and authentic architecture. Drawn to architecture as a means of building imagined worlds within our perceived environment, he has pursued challenges that emphasize the nature of making. As a faculty lecturer at the University of Virginia, he has taught a range of courses including design studios on housing, iterative design, and urban interventions in parallel with workshops on visualization and communication strategies.

Ryan joined Parabola as a full-time consultant in November 2016, and previously worked as a designer and assistant project manager at Euclidean Construction in Chicago and Vidar Lerum Architects in Urbana, Illinois. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal.



Joseph’s work is guided by thorough research and exploration of natural and human forces at play on a given site, designing to both reveal and shape these evolving socioecological conditions. Driven by an understanding that architecture reflects cultural values, he is interested in how the pairing of ancient knowledge and contemporary science can guide the design of the built environment to reflect society’s aspirations. He has edited, designed, and authored a variety of books and articles communicating the role of design research and architecture in addressing complex issues facing built environments.

Prior to joining Parabola in June 2018, Joseph worked as a research fellow with the University of Virginia’s Yamuna River Project in New Delhi, India, and has professional experience from firms in India, China, and Columbus, Ohio. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he served as President of the Student Association of Graduate Architects and was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Certificate. His graduate design work received first place at the 9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture and a 2016 Washington D.C. AIA Honor Award for Unbuilt Work.