Carl Solander, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect with a strong interest in the impact of new technologies on design and the built environment. Carl graduated from Columbia University in 1999 with a BA in Architecture, and completed a Master’s of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. Before founding Reverse Architecture, in 2007, he worked at Howeler + Yoon Architecture and MY Studio in Boston, MA. Carl has previously taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and MIT. He is an active member of the Boston Society of Architects and was elected to the Membership Enrichment Committee in 2011.
Reverse Architecture’s design philosophy is characterized by open experimentation that takes into account clients’ needs, site conditions, culture, ecology, the inherent properties of materials, and the transformative potential of technologies and techniques. Our ethos is to unify emerging digital design and fabrication techniques with enduring methods of handicraft in order to fulfill the demands of the project through the most suitable and responsible means available. This “digital / primitive” mode of design and fabrication yields a richly layered hybrid condition of form and material.
Carl’s research interests are focused on the ways in which contemporary notions of sustainable design and digital design and fabrication methods can transform more traditional craft-based and industry-based modes of production.