Staff Spotlight: Archana Iyengar

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Archana Iyengar is a Senior Project Architect at Caron. Archana is a licensed architect and LEED AP BD+C professional with over 12 years of experience in the design of diverse mixed use and multifamily projects in both the United States and India. In addition to her design knowledge and accomplishments, she has a strong understanding of building and land use code regulations within the greater Seattle area. Her work prior to joining Caron includes commercial design, multifamily housing, and custom residential projects in Seattle, as well as in Bangalore and Baroda, India. She consistently applies her design and project management skills to our mixed use, multifamily, and townhome projects throughout the region.

How long have you worked at Caron Architecture, and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I have been with the firm for over 7 years now. I truly enjoy the open collaborative working environment across the board here at Caron. It fosters strong team relationships and a free atmosphere to question, interact, and learn from the experiences of other colleagues.

What projects are you currently working on?

The key projects I am currently working on are a 300+ unit apartment building that is under construction in Shoreline, a 100+ unit mixed use project on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle, and a 50 unit project that is in the preliminary design stages on Greenwood Avenue North.

What is one of your hobbies that not many people know about?

I love to sing and dance to music from India, although I don’t get to devote as much time nowadays toward these hobbies. Previously, I used to actively sing and dance with some of the local South Asian / Indian organizations, but now I pursue these interests in my leisure time or enjoy watching others perform.

Favorite Caron Design / Favorite Non-Caron Design and why?

I really like Caron’s simple, clean design for the mixed use project currently that is under construction on 17th Avenue in Ballard. The design very nicely integrates the massing with the choice of materials. I also enjoy one of Caron’s previous townhome projects located on 1st Avenue NW at 36th Street. I like the use of color and the effect it has of providing a unique appearance to each individual unit while still maintaining a cohesive overall appearance for the project.