Cynthia Carlson received a M. Arch from SCI-Arc/Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1990. Prior to the establishment of Dotterweich Carlson Mehner in 2010, and its recent offshoot, CYNTHIA CARLSON ASSOCIATES, Inc., her professional experience included work on numerous high-end residential commissions, often in collaboration with noted interior designers, helping them to realize their built work.
She spent seven years at Kerry Joyce Associates, Los Angeles, including three as Design Director where she oversaw the design and construction of large custom estates. Earlier in her career Cynthia gained corporate experience at Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Keating Mann Jernigan Rottet. She resides in Los Angeles where she shares an office space and staff with her husband, Tiemo Mehner, who also practices design and architecture with a separate focus on specialized commercial projects for technology clients.