Carrie McKnelly is a designer, researcher, and educator. Invested in a material-centric process, her research aims to design formal conditions which are intrinsically linked to active material behaviors. Carrie has presented her research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Carrie received a Master of Architectural Studies in Computation and Design at M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. From 2015 to 2016, she was the Howard E. LeFevre '26 Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School of Architecture. During her fellowship, Carrie taught undergraduate and graduate design courses and advanced her research on knit material systems. From 2009 to 2013 Carrie was a designer at SOFTlab, in New York City, where she designed and fabricated award winning, large scale installations. 

Carrie is currently a Lecturer at MIT and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. She resides in New York, NY and Cambridge, MA. 

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