Cailin Shannon


I am a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and 2008-09 Fulbright Student Research Fellow. Life has guided (& occasionally dragged) me through an unconventional educational experience in recent years: studying traditional urbanism and regional design in Rome, Italy; designing 'hostales' for community-based tourism in Salasaca, Ecuador; and researching vernacular urban housing typologies in Ahmedabad, India.

But perhaps this is the most accurate description "About" myself:

I am passionate about the intersection of art and community...
how an individualistic creative process has the profound potential to serve a collective experience... how an act of imagination that we regard as wholly introverted can, in fact, enable development of a better world.

...Sensitive urban design sculpts our human interactions.

...Contextually-responsive architecture celebrates and reinforces the values and identity of those who inhabit its spaces.

...Thoughtful fine arts tell of the people, culture, and time behind the work.

It's a terrible, terrific gift - in which I take every pleasure of participating.


  • Painting
  • Architecture
  • Drawing


  • Hand rendering (Ink
  • watercolor
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • colored pencil
  • marker
  • charcoal)
  • AutoCAD