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Carlyle Fraser

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Carlyle Fraser received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. While attending Pratt he received the David C. Singler Award, the World Studio Foundation Award, and an American Institute of Architecture Scholarship.

Carlyle Fraser is the founder of Foward Work/llc, a design practice that focuses on creating projects in the built realm that aspire to define the human experience. Carlye has worked in the New York offices of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Polshek Partnership Architects in design and management capacities. His design and detailing experience was wide-ranging on projects including the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and most notably the design of the American Institute of Architecture Honor Award winning Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Working with Tod Williams & Billie Tsien provided him with a heightened sensibility in the use of materials and how to put things together thoughtfully while at Polshek Partnership Architects he was exposed to the methodology of practice- two experiences integral to the ethos of his work. At PPA Carlyle’s technical detailing experience was developed and implemented extensively on the numerously awarded New York City Fire Department: Rescue Company 3 and the New York Hall of Science Great Hall Exterior Facade Restoration.

Carlyle has served as an architectural critic at several institutions including Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, City College of New York, Renselear Polytechnic Institute, The Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. Currently he teaches a core design studio and seminars in the undergraduate department at Pratt Institute as an adjunct professor. Carlyle has taught a number of courses ranging from design studios in the undergraduate core to the Rome program, representation, construction documents, professional practice, and a seminar on urban studies abroad.

B.Arch., Pratt Institute; M.S.Arch., Columbia University.