PRincipal architect/president

Robert Carver is the founder of Studio Carver Architects in Carmel, California. A native New Yorker, Rob studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He bought a hide-away in Big Sur in 1974. Since the early eighties he has specialized in coastal land use planning, the design of site specific homes, and the restoration of buildings of significant historic interest along the California coast. Recent commissions in restaurant, hospitality and retail are welcome additions for the busy atelier. He is past president of the Coast Property Owners Association of Big Sur and a founding board member and past president of Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. He also was a volunteer firefighter for ten years and former member of the Land Use Advisory Committee to the Monterey County Planning Commission. Rob is currently serving on the County’s Permit Streamlining Task Force—further evidence of his eternal optimism.

American Institute of Architects – Member since 2006
United States Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter, LEED – AP since 2009
Monterey County Planning and Building Permit Streamlining since 2008
William and Catherine Bauer Wurster Society - Patron and Corporate Sponsor, University of California at Berkeley – College of Environmental Design
Coast Property Owners of Big Sur – Past President and Board Member
Big Sur Workforce/Affordable Housing Task Force-Chairman

Founding Board Member and Past President – Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, Inc
Mid Coast Fire Brigade- Volunteer Firefighter -10 years (Rob donated design of MCFB Firehouse)
Highlands-Bixby Advisory Committee to the Monterey County Planning Commission
City of Carmel by the Sea Underground Utilities Taskforce

STATE of CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. C18179 Current since 1985 – active
STATE of TEXAS ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. 18791 since 2004 – currently inactive

University of California at Berkeley – B.A. in Architecture




Paul Mattingly is licensed architect and a recent transplant from New York City. Paul is a New Jersey native who studied architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and furniture design at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. He brings a high degree of expertise in coordinating large complex projects with a comprehensive use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and computational design. He has broad experience in various sectors; luxury residential and corporate high rise, sport arenas, large commercial retail, educational facilities, public transportation infrastructure, and cultural institutions. His portfolio includes the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. He has shared his knowledge by teaching BIM methodologies to graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia University and Pratt Institute.

Davis Brody Bond, LLP, New York, NY: 2016 - 2017
di Domenico + Partners, LLP, Long Island City, NY: 2014 - 2016
Buro Happold, New York, NY: 2011 – 2014

Columbia University GSAPP, New York, NY – Visiting Adjunct since 2016
Pratt Institute Undergraduate School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY – Visiting Adjunct since 2016

American institute of Architects – Monterey Bay Chapter – Director of Emerging Professionals

STATE of NEW YORK ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. 038756 Current since 2016 – Active

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate, No. 84544 Current since 2016
Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional, No. 00307770

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – Bachelor of Architecture – 2011.




Daniel Peterson, a California native from Lake Tahoe, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sonoma State University in 2005. A certified Green Building Professional, Daniel has over a decade of firsthand experience working in the construction industry and is well versed in all aspects of construction, design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). As an Architectural Job Captain, he is responsible for the schematic design, design development, renderings, construction drawings, permits, and construction administration of multiple residential projects. Daniel has a Master of Architecture degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

Certified Green Building Professional
Certified Permaculture Designer

Sonoma State University: Bachelor of Science – Business Administration - 2005
The Academy of Art University: Master of Architecture - 2016



Interior Design Assistant

Marissa Dewey is an interior design assistant from Monterey, California. She graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture. Marissa's lifelong passion for design and keen eye for color makes her an excellent addition to our team. Having grown up on the Central Coast, Marissa is excited to be home and part of Studio Carver.

ASID American Society of Interior Designers

California State University Sacramento - Bachelor of Arts Interior Architecture - 2018

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Office Manager

Leslie spent 18 years living overseas before returning to Massachusetts to study at Endicott College and earn an associate degree in interior design and drafting. Moving to Denver, she majored in hotel and restaurant management at the University of Denver, and began her career in management working with Hyatt hotels. Her first management position brought her to the Hyatt Regency Monterey Peninsula, where she fell in love with the area. Pursuing her career, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked for several hotels and companies. Leslie returned to this area, becoming a permanent resident of Pacific Grove in 1997. She brings many years of management experience and abilities to assist with keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently, and providing outstanding customer service to our wonderful Studio Carver clients.

University of Denver, Denver, CO.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Endicott College, Beverly, MA.
Associate in Science; Major: Interior Design/Drafting