Carla Seddio graduated with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989, earning a professional degree in Architecture with a Minor in the History of Ideas.  She has practiced architecture at large and small firms and was a staff architect at the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.  Carla has inspired awareness of the built environment by teaching architecture to K-12 public school students and teachers, partnering with Gallery 37 in Chicago, the New York Foundation for Architecture, Henry Street Settlement, the Guggenheim Museum, and Lincoln Center.  Carla is a licensed architect in the state of New York.

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Michael Hamilton earned a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, which included a year of study in Rome, Italy.  In 1990, while traveling extensively throughout India for a year, Michael volunteered as an architect for the Center of Science and Technology for Rural Development, incorporating indigenous and intensely sustainable materials and methods.  He rose to the position of Associate in the firm of Gluckman Mayner Architects in New York, having been employed there from 1996 to 2006 as Project Architect for commercial art galleries, high-end retail, residential, and institutional projects.  He served on the Columbia County Environmental Management Council from 2012 to 2016.  He is a founder and Vice President of the Roe Jan Watershed Community, a monitoring group for the Roeliff Jansen Kill watershed.  Michael is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois.

In 1993, working as a team, we were awarded an Honorable Mention in an international design competition for the revitalization of a neighborhood in Peoria, Illinois.  In that same year, we traveled to Havana, Cuba to participate in a seminar on housing and rehabilitation of the city.  In 1998, we traveled throughout India during a four-month sojourn of architectural and cultural study.

when we take on a project, we bring it into our lives

In 2006, we founded homework architects in an effort to unify our work-life as architects and our home-life as spouses, parents, neighbors, and community members.  This melding of “home” and “work” reflects and supports our holistic approach to life.  Our decidedly simple and balanced home/work life speaks to the sensibilities that enlighten our design process.