Meet Carleigh Henderson, a registered interior designer. In Carleigh’s free time, she likes to hang out with her dog Pooter, watch The Office for the millionth time, and explore the great outdoors. During football season, you can catch this University of Oklahoma alum sporting crimson and cream because Saturday's are for the Sooners! BOOMER!
Carleigh, an advocator for sustainability and a devout vegetarian, loves to cook and experiment with new ways to make plant based food. She listens to a multitude of music genres and has begun building a sizeable vinyl record collection with albums from Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Tame Impala.
Carleigh brings a witty personality combined with a tireless work ethic and contagious laugh – a recipe for good team chemistry with her colleagues.
In Carleigh’s time at Glenn|Partners, she has contributed on a number of projects including Richardson ISD’s JJ Pearce High School, the new Athletic Fieldhouse for Northwest ISD’s Byron Nelson High School, the new West Campus Upper School Building for Alcuin School, Dallas ISD Hawthorne Elementary, and the renovation and additions at both Ursuline Academy and Fort Worth ISD Amon Carter Riverside! Carleigh is currently working on the new Middle School 7 for Northwest ISD and the design for Fort Worth ISD Benbrook Relief Elementary School.
To learn even more about Carleigh, check out the following fun facts!
Potatoes in any form. Fried, baked, mashed. I love ‘em all.
King’s of Leon
Most Exotic Place Visited
The University of Oklahoma
Watching college football or thrifting. I love the thrill of the hunt for weird and unique treasures.
3 way tie between Alvar Aalto, Bruce Goff, and Florence Knoll
TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen
What Inspires You
People. If not for them, what’s the point?
I Love Lucy has been my favorite TV show since I was 8 years old and growing up I had an I Love Lucy themed bedroom. One time I won I Love Lucy trivia where my competition were people who were actually alive when the show was running on TV in the 50’s.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
Growing up I used to go to Art camp where we would explore various forms of art or performance art. I wasn’t good at drawing and I absolutely cannot sing, but I was good at building things, so I took ceramics and basket weaving classes. I liked those classes because I could show off all the ~super cool~ bowls and baskets I made, but really those classes began to teach me the basic principles of design and materiality that I still use today.
Favorite Quote or Saying
Boomer Sooner (obviously)