Colleen Clifford


Colleen moved back to Pittsburgh in 2023 after 7 years in the Pacific Northwest. Her primary focus and experience is on higher education, K12, civic, and renovation projects. Colleen is dedicated to preserving cultural heritage through renovation work, contributing to community enrichment through local education and civic projects, and promoting sustainable building practice. Colleen is currently on the path to architectural licensure.

Outside of work, Colleen is a Dungeons and Dragons and video game nerd; happily spending indoor time with her two cats when she isn’t hiking, kayaking, or camping.

Graduate Architect

Colleen Clifford 412.391.2884 x 243


B. Arch
Carnegie Mellon University

People Would be Surprised to Find Out:

I love textiles, sewing, fiber arts, and fabric architecture

Favorite idiom

"Let's play it by ear," I usually like a little bit of chaos

Project I'm most proud of

Design Week Portland 2018, Comfortable? Fabric and the Threshold of Shelter

My architectural philosophy

Engaging and enhancing the natural environment around us is important for human health and wellbeing. Reflect the natural world in design, while still sparking joy and creating a welcoming and just space for all


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