Carl Knutson

Carl Knutson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Design Principal
Perkins and Will, Washington D.C.

As Design Principal in the Washington DC Studio of Perkins and Will, Carl Knutson has led the design of various education, commercial and civic projects both locally and abroad. Recent civic work in the National Capital region includes the Southwest DC community Library and the Bowie State University – Communications Building, two unique projects that will have a lasting impact on architecture and placemaking in the region. The Southwest Library is the first dowel laminated timber structure in Washington DC - a reference to the design-build process and the heritage of the neighborhood.

Other recently completed projects include 1222 22nd Street, UVA Gilmer Hall, Grand Hyatt Bogota, and Mitchell Hall at Virginia Tech. Each of the projects is a unique design response to complex program and challenging site, including design innovation that responds to sustainable economic drivers.

Other projects recognized for their award-winning design include The Kenya Wellness Centre, Case Western Reserve Student Center, LondonHouse Hotel, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistical Systems and the Net-Zero office tower, DC. In addition to leading the design teams, Carl has been author to publications and presentations including “Where is the Middle of Higher Education?”, Master Building Mindset – Advancing Mass Timber Conference 2021, the inaugural issue of Perkins+Will: Ideas and Buildings, and the AIA International Facades Conference 2019 – Guangzhou.

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