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McCool Carlson Green Names Cara Rude Associate Principal


Cara Rude

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Anchorage, Alaska, August 4, 2016 – McCool Carlson Green (MCG) announces Cara Rude (formerly Mazurek), Director of Interior Design, has become an Associate Principal of the firm. Cara is an important member of the firm’s leadership team with a belief that the building industry has a responsibility to the larger community to know how material selection, building orientation, space planning, and furnishings affect the spaces around us. MCG strives to create contextual, honest designs that are a catalyst for healthy living. As Associate Principal and Director of Interior Design, Cara will continue to provide leadership for our current and future clients as well as help MCG provide high quality design, documentation, and outcomes.

I have a deep appreciation for Cara’s design sensibility, attention to detail, and her commitment to excellence. She truly understands how to connect client needs to high quality outcomes in an engaging collaborative process,” says John Weir, MCG President and CEO. “Cara’s leadership as an Associate Principal expands MCG’s dimension to provide high quality service, innovation, and stewardship.”

Cara has 13 years of interior design experience. Educated at The Art Institute of Portland and graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science, Interior Design degree with High Honors, she currently serves as the President-Elect for the American Society of Interior Designers, Alaska Chapter, member and ambassador presenter for the International Living Future Institute, and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C). During her tenure with MCG, she has exemplified the MCG principles with her leadership on projects such as the Anchorage Museum Expansion, Gladys Wood Elementary School, and the Alaska Airlines Hangar.

About McCool Carlson Green

McCool Carlson Green (www.mcgalaska.com) is an Alaskan-owned firm providing planning and design services in Alaska and beyond for more than 40 years. The firm focus is the design of high-quality civic, public, educational, and healthcare facilities that flourish in complex Alaskan environments and reflect the unique spirit of our state. MCG has accomplished some of Alaska’s largest and most significant projects, including the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport C Terminal Expansion; the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage; Clark Middle School, and the new Alaska Airlines Center at University of Alaska Anchorage. Numerous MCG projects have been recognized with state, national, and/or international design awards, often noted for their thoughtful design and community engagement.


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