Carolyn Fearman is an Associate at SvN. Since 2008, she has been working in the architecture and urban design fields following her vision to create robust and dynamic design at all scales, which serve to enhance the urban environment. Carolyn has worked both internationally and locally throughout her professional career at many award-winning firms including, Giannone Petricone Associates, Diamond & Schmitt Architects, Arquitectonica, Paul Raff Studio and TACT. Her diverse work experience has allowed her to develop a leadership role at her current firm Giannonne Petricone Associates (GPAIA), having been promoted from Junior Design to Team Lead. Carolyn has worked on a variety of projects at GPAIA including, mixed-use master plans, commercial and retail master plans, high and mid-density residential, hotels, restaurants and interiors. She is involved with projects at all levels from conceptual design, municipal approvals and realization through construction. In recent years she has worked on critical urban projects in Toronto including the design of the high-density blocks at Wynford Green, a 60-acre mixed-use development at Don Mills and Eglinton, and the re envisioning of Steelestech, a 30-acre Technolgy Campus at Steeles and the 404, as a commercial mixed-use master plan. This experience has provided her with in-depth knowledge of the challenges that face development in Toronto.
Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2008 and went on to receive her Master of Architecture Degree in 2011. Her master’s thesis, “The Ambitious City: Stimulating Change through the Urban Artifact” harnessed her desire to look at our urban environments holistically and at a variety of scales. The thesis examined the role which architecture can play in understanding, strategizing and re-envisioning the life of deteriorating cities. It proposed a radical repurposing of the New York Central Terminal (Buffalo, New York) as a new urban hub, to spur the re-building of the city’s urban fabric. The final design proposed both an architectural proposition for the terminal and a 25-year strategic plan for the development of a new urban framework.
In 2012, Carolyn was appointed to The Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s student Honour Roll for placing in top tenth percentile of her graduating class. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. In addition she is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Toronto Society of Architecture.