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Carley Rickles



Carley Rickles

Professional Registration

LEED Green Associate, Permaculture Design Certification




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Biographical Information

Carley Rickles is an Atlanta-based artist, designer, and researcher. Rickles’ projects interrogate themes related to everyday life and the built environment through field research, documentation, scholarship, exhibition, and social practice.

Rickles' recent projects include the Historic Bruce Street School Conceptual Design (MRS), Fulton County Juvenile Justice Courtyard Conceptual Design (MRS), the Residual Spaces Project,Alternative Public Space, Embracing the Ugly Urbanism, 2020 Field, Missing,and Soft Surveillance (ATL Airport). 

She has lectured on her projects internationally with Architecture Media Politics Society (amps) and with Experimental Ethnography at Emory. Carley was a recipient of the 2020 Idea Capital Travel Grant for her proposal, Landscape of Collective Trauma. Rickles was a 2020-2022 Creatives Project Artist in Residence. In 2022, Rickles was featured in Burnaway for her project, Missing. Most recently, Rickles was invited to be a part of the City as Site exhibition (2022-2023) curated by Jess Bernhart at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Beyond her independent practice, Rickles co-runs Martin Rickles Studio (mrs) alongside Jennifer Martin. MRS is an interdisciplinary art and design studio operating out of Atlanta. MRS attended Hambidge in 2021 as collaborative artists in residence. Their design work was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine online in 2021. In 2022 they exhibited their work, Transmuted Tracings, at Whitespace.


Master of Science in Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, 2015
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