Carolyn Geise

Carolyn Lee Geise (born September 8, 1935) is an American architect.[1]
She was born Carolyn Lee Deuter in Olympia, Washington and grew up there and in Seattle. She earned a BA in clothing and textiles from Whitman College and then a B.Arch. from the University of Washington in 1963. After graduating, she worked for Ralph Anderson and Jane Hastings. She established Geise Architects, her own firm, in 1978. Geise was named an American Institute of Architects (AIA) fellow in 1989; she was the AIA Seattle medallist in 2001. A Life Works Series presentation sponsored by the Seattle chapter of the AIA was presented in Seattle in 2005.[1][2] In 2013, she received the Housing Hero Award from the Low Income Housing Institute for designing low income housing and facilities for the community.[3]
Geise played an important role in the revitalization of Seattle’s Belltown neighbourhood.[4]
She married John Herbert Geise in 1962.[2]
By the age of 27, Geise had climbed Mount Rainier three times. She had also worked with Jim Whittaker as a ski instructor.[2]
Selected work[edit]

Peter and Mell Schoening residence (1965), in partnership with Jane Hastings
Howard and Ruth Pande residence (1974-75)
Seattle’s Children’s Home Activity Center (1984)
Child Study and Treatment Center, Steilacoom (1985)
HomeSight low-income housing project, Seattle (1987-99)
Growing Vine Street community project, Seattle (1994-2007), with others
renovation of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle (2008-13)[1]


^ a b c Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl (2016). Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. p. 43. ISBN 0295806893. 
^ a b c “Carolyn Lee Geise (Architect)”. Pacific Coast Architecture Database. 
^ “LIHI gala & auction a big success”. Northwest Asian Weekly. December 2, 2013. 
^ Klein, Rena M (2010). The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management: Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm. pp. 90–92. ISBN 0470916850. 

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