Carla Swickerath


Since joining Studio Libeskind in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world. She has led many of the Studio’s successful project teams from concept design through to completion—including the Crystals retail complex at CityCenter in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Haeundae Udong I-Park residential development in Busan, Korea, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Ms. Swickerath also led the complex World Trade Center redevelopment process from the initial competition phase to the present.

Today, her dual management and design skills come into play in her position of CEO, as she oversees all aspects of operations at Studio Libeskind. Ms. Swickerath is also a Principal and continues to lead many of the Studio’s projects, coordinating design teams and consultants, liaising with clients and client representatives and managing project budgets and schedules.

She earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Michigan, following undergraduate studies in English and Art History at the University of Florida. She has taught at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Berlin and University of Michigan. Carla is a member of Van Alen Institute’s International Council and she speaks publicly on architecture, design and planning.