Kristin Washco

Contract Instructor

Kristin Washco is Contract Instructor and PhD Student at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University. She received her Master’s in Architectural History + Theory from McGill University in 2019, and her professional degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2012. Kristin is a Registered Architect in New York and spent seven years practicing in New York City before relocating to Canada. Her professional work with NOROOF Architects, DXA Studio and MADERA has won multiple awards, including the AIA Award of Excellence, and has been published in The New York Times, Dwell, and Architectural Digest, among others. As a designer, she believes whole heartedly in the value of beautiful and well-made objects and seeks spaces which engage the senses and support the poetic act of dwelling. Her research interests are centered around the synesthetic experience of architecture, methods of architectural representation, and the translation from page to built work. 


Master of Architecture History + Theory – McGill University, QC, 2019

Bachelor of Architecture –
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA 2012


ARCS 2105 – BAS – Studio 2


Architectural Representation

Sensory Studies

Architectural Pedagogy

Collaborator, Carleton Research Practice for Teaching Collaborative (CR | PT | C)

Interviewer, “InterVIEWS listen”/”InterVIEWS read” Insight and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture (CR | PT | C)


Registered Architect (State of New York)

2019-2020 – Senior Architect – Iron + Ivory – Ottawa, ON

2019-2020 – Senior Architect – Madera – Brooklyn, NY

2014-2016 – Senior Designer + Project Manager – DXA Studio – New York, NY

2011-2014 – Architectural Designer – NOROOF Architects – Brooklyn, NY