Charlotte McKernan


  1. Visual communication and 2D/3D design, including: architectural design, GIS/cartography, editorial/print design, 3D modeling, front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, d3, and Python), data viz, UX research/strategy, typography, and photography.

Work Experience

  1. Strategic Space Planner (Jan 2023 to present)
  2. Designer/Project Manager at DNCA (Oct 2020 to Jan 2023)
  3. Designer/ Building Analyst at NM Building Envelope Architects (Jul 2020 to Jan 2021)
  4. Project Management Assistant at PBI Construction Consulting (Oct 2019 to Dec 2020)
  5. UX Architect at RS21, Design Team (Jun 2018 to Oct 2019)
  6. Designer/Technical Writer at RS21, Design Team (Jun 2017 to Jun 2018)
  7. Creative Technologist at RS21, Development Team (May 2016 to Oct 2016)
  8. Web Developer at UNM SA+P, designed and deployed the Albuquerque Modernism site (Sep 2015 to Jan 2016)

Other Experience

  1. 2021 Associate Director for AIA Santa Fe (Jan 2021 to Dec 2021)
  2. Participant in the 2019 Global Sustainability Summer School on Urban Sustainability at the Santa Fe Institute (Summer 2019)


  1. M.Arch in Architecture (Graduated with distinction, Tau Sigma Delta) from UNM SA+P, May 2017
  2. B.A. in Environmental Studies, Communication/Media Studies (Double major, graduated magna cum laude) from Franklin University Switzerland, Dec 2013


  1. Vogelaar, Alison E., and Charlotte M. McKernan. "Making Space for a Revolution: ­Occupy Wall Street as a Maker Movement." In Making Our World:­ the Hacker and Maker Movements in Context edited by Jeremy Hunsinger and Andrew R. Schrock, 318 pp. Digital Formations. New York: Peter Lang, 2019.
  2. “Worldbuilding:­ A Survey of Games and Architecture at Play.” Masters thesis, UNM SA+P, 2017.


  1. King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research (May 2017)