Carolyn Perna brings 22 years of practice experience to Studio Outside. She is committed to designing quality and functional outdoor spaces demonstrated by a career of working on many different project types all over the world including urban living, corporate-campus, environmental education, and resorts. This broad spectrum of experience combined with her pragmatic responsive approach results in a successful commission and a satisfied, happy client. By developing designs with great attention to detail and working with the project from early conceptual design to final construction documents and construction observation, Carolyn sets the office pace for successful detailed implementation.
Carolyn has a drive and focus which is highly motivational to her team. Enjoying all phases of the project, she looks forward to a completion where every criteria are well met, as well as attaining exceptional design and detailing. Responsible for schedules and budgets, she listens intently to the needs of both client and team.
After being raised and educated in the UK, with some study abroad at Louisianna State University, and a work placement in Tokyo Japan for a year, Carolyn settled in Dallas after graduation. When not working, Carolyn enjoys her family and devotes a lot of time ot their athletic pursuits in ice hockey and swimming. She is also active in her community and designed an implemented a neighborhood trailhead for Twelve Hills Nature Center.