Carly Gertler received her Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and her B.S. in Architecture with a minor in Art & Design from University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. There she won the Wallenberg Thesis Prize; her winning project, "Between the West and the Western", can be seen in the annual Taubman College journal of architecture Dimensions 27.
Carly has worked for a range of architecture firms, from Herzog & de Meuron to Zago Architecture and MASS Design Group. Her most recent work has been in collaboration with close friend and colleague Eliana Dotan in the form of Dotan Gertler Studio. A New York City-based architectural design office, Dotan Gertler Studio produces structures, interiors, installations, objects, and systems. Their collaboration values tactile experiences and a connection to place with a process guided by making.