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Carl Servais, AIA, LEED AP BC+C, NCARB

Principal, Education Practice Leader

Carl discovered his love of architecture early, when he found that his natural ability in logic and math could complement his interest in creative challenges. Almost 20 years later, he continues to find joy in the practice of architecture, where he strives to strengthen and sustain our communities by providing thoughtful design solutions in the built environment. By focusing on educational projects at TLCD, his passion for education, design and sustainability have converged. More than containers for curriculum, schools reflect community values, inform our relationships to the environment and nurture a curiosity for learning.

As Principal and K-12 Practice Leader, Carl fosters an appreciation within project teams for the importance each aspect of a school’s design has on its occupants. His leadership emphasizes a collaborative effort between multiple stakeholders, the design team and exploration of teaching and learning practices that inform design decisions. Aligning project goals and available funding is instrumental to Carl’s transparent management approach, along with proactive application of sustainable design practices.

Having grown up in the Midwest and studied and worked in Colorado and Washington, Carl chose to make Northern California home. He has served as President of the AIA Redwood Empire Chapter and as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. He is also active in a variety of educational organizations including CASH, CCFC and SCUP.  Married to a teacher and with two teenage daughters, Carl’s design process reflects an ethic of care whose goal is to embody the needs, goals and dreams of communities.

Leading the TLCD Sustainable Practices Initiative is one of my most rewarding pursuits in the office.