Built Design Collective
Modern. Santa Fe. Style.

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Our approach to design is both creative and pragmatic – we strive to make beautiful spaces that are livable, comfortable, stylish, and always a reflection of what is meaningful to our client.  Our designs embrace a modern, layered aesthetic that pays reverence to historical styles and structures, as well as international influences, while also respecting the surrounding environment.  Ultimately, we believe that good design nourishes the day-to-day life of its inhabitants.

Cara Scarola has spent the last ten years working as an interior designer on residential and commercial projects throughout the country.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Lewis and Clark College and a Master of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon.  After several years working for design/build and boutique interior design firms, Cara established her own firm in 2009.  Whether designing floor plans, creating construction documents, or specifying finishes and furniture, she enjoys the design process and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other design and construction professionals.  Her work is heavily influenced by her travels throughout Europe, South America, and Asia, as well as her role as the mother of two young children.

Whitney Stewart has been practicing graphic design for eight years.  She studied design at the Glasgow School of Art and received a Bachelor of Product Design from Parsons. Having grown up in a family of architects and interior designers, a career in design has been a natural fit.  Whitney joined BUILT Design in 2014.  Her aesthetic is inspired by her travel abroad and her affinity for textiles and pattern.  Her impeccable sense of style and attention to detail make her an asset to the firm.      


Our Services

Comprehensive Design Service// With our comprehensive design service we become an integral part of your project team, collaborating with your architect and builder from project inception through completion.  We will assist you with space planning, finish and fixture specifications, lighting plans, color palette, construction documents, and furniture selections and procurement.  Our work is documented with design presentation boards, architectural drawings, and detailed specifications.  This level of service is ideal for both new construction and remodels.

Flat Fee Service// Our flat fee service is an alternative to our comprehensive service.  It is ideal for clients that prefer a do-it-yourself approach and only have one or two rooms to immediately address.  With this service, we provide the client a master plan that includes furniture layout and finish, fixture, and furniture selections that can be procured directly by the client through on-line sources.

Individual Interior Design Services//
Kitchen Design
Bathroom Design
Finish + Fixture Selection
Lighting Design
Furniture Design + Selection
Furniture Procurement
Color Palette
Holiday/Event Decoration                                                                                                                                          

Graphic Design// We also offer a wide array of graphic design services. Whether you are interested in creating a brand identity, website and marketing materials or signage that complements your business and space, we believe that the most successful design strategies are all inclusive. We pride ourselves in our creative and original style and direct messaging, as well as our ability to lead clients from start to finish to create strong and successful brands.


 Cara Scarola, Principal

Cara Scarola, Principal

 Whitney Stewart, Designer

Whitney Stewart, Designer