Carole Pacheco

Carole Pacheco

Carole Pacheco

Carole Pacheco

  • B.A., The University of New Mexico, 1976
  • M.Arch., University of Colorado, 1992
First year at SCAD:

“The most powerful agent of change is the idea, and it is inspiring to have the privilege to participate in an educational environment that nurtures that. I have always found a great fascination in watching students explore the possibilities that take them to a new landscape of ideas, and a delight to help them discover their own secret path that lies between knowledge and understanding.”


Helping to equalize the gender imbalance in architecture by encouraging many very talented young women to enter the profession

Awards, recognition and honors

Tau Sigma Delta, architectural honor society

Publications and presentations


  • "Light: Etching the Face of Space," SCAD Lacoste, October, 2004
  • "Conflict on the Road to Unity," the Unity Workshop, New Horizons of Women and Men National Convention, Savannah, 2009

Previous Positions

Project architect, Gordon Herkenhoff and Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico; project architect and manager, Leedshill-Herkenhoff Inc., Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona, and San Francisco, California; staff architect, Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Planning; principal partner and designer, Legacy Unlimited Graphic Art Productions, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico; executive producer, Lunar Leaf Film Independent Films, Denver, Colorado; instructor of interior design, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado; professor of architecture, SCAD Savannah; design consultant, New Mexico Diversified Inc., Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 404 Architecture Design Studio IV
  • ARCH 405 Architecture Design Studio V
  • ARCH 406 Architecture Design Studio VI
  • ARCH 490 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation