Christine Carlyle, AIA, AICP


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Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MAUD, Urban Design and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University
B.Arch, Architecture

Christine Carlyle, Principal and Director of Planning, founded and directs the SCB’s planning studio and urban design practice. With over 25 years of city planning, urban design and architectural design, in both the public and private sectors, her work demonstrates an integration of innovative design, cultural responsibility and sustainability with the successful management and execution of complex projects. She brings a collaborative leadership style, creative design approach and passion for improving the quality of life for all communities, to a wide range of local, national and international projects. Her clients include governments, public sector agencies, academic institutions and private developers.

At SCB, Christine has led many successful community planning and design efforts, with a particular focus on large-scale mixed-use urban redevelopment projects. Some of her recent highlighted work includes Illinois Medical District Master Plan; Chicago Housing Authority Roosevelt Square Master Plan; Moline Downtown Plan; Concon, Chile, New Town Master Plan; Capital District, City Centre Master Plan, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Vision 2025 for the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association; Chicago; Lake Meadows Planned Development Master Plan in  Chicago; numerous local Comprehensive Plans and Transit Oriented District (TOD) plans;  urban design and visualization for implementation of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) GoTo 2040 Plan.

Throughout her career Christine has held many civic leadership roles with the Chicago Central Area Committee; Lambda Alpha International Board, The Magnificent Mile Association, Women in Planning and Development,  American Institute of Architects- Planning and Urban Affairs Committee, and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Her work has received recognition through numerous awards including; International Downtown Association Planning Award, Congress of New Urbanism Awards; American Planning Association Best Practice Awards; National Endowment for the Arts Grants, three Greater Dallas Planning Council Urban Design Awards and Preservation Dallas Award.

Christine received her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.