Carolyn is an architect trained in Mexico and Urban Designer trained in the UK. In December 2015 she obtained her Ph.D. in History at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO). Dr. Aguilar-Dubose has taught at IBERO for 28 years, has received two Outstanding Teacher Awards, and is the first woman to be named Dean of the 62 year-old Department of Architecture, developing the sustainability mystique, as well as the implementation of the IBERO Green Campus Project. After 8 years as Dean, she is currently a full-time academic and researcher.
In the consulting and contracting firm she founded 35 years ago, she was responsible for the construction of 500 low-income housing units after the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, as well as the design, building, remodeling of residences, offices, public spaces, neighborhood markets, health clinics and subdivisions.
She was named Chairwoman of the Jury Committee for the 3rd Cycle of Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, Latin America Region, that convened in Mexico City in July 2011. In 2012 she was awarded the Sustainability HERO recognition during the International Living Future (ILFI) Conference in Portland, Oregon. On October 4th, 2016, Carolyn was one of the recipients of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award, from the Green Building & Design Review.
She lives with her husband in Mexico City. Between them they have four children and eight grandchildren.