Senior Associate  |  Schooley Caldwell Architects

Erin Reilly-Sanders

Erin Reilly-Sanders (she/they) is both a practicing architect and scholar. Her work at Schooley Caldwell Architects in Columbus, Ohio focuses on civic architecture such as the new Hockings Hills State Park Lodge for Ohio Department of Natural Resources, higher education work at The Ohio State University, and new and renovated buildings for Columbus Metropolitan Library. As a senior associate, she mentors many of the junior architects and technical staff within the firm, setting up technical training and registration exam support. Dr. Reilly-Sanders also serves on the Board of Directors and the Committee on the Environment of the Columbus Chapter of American Institute of Architects. As a scholar, she has a PhD in Education (Literature for Children and Young Adults) from the Ohio State University. Blending Architecture and Education, Dr. Reilly-Sanders often focuses on the visual aspects of literature. Her dissertation exemplified this with mixed-methods research into the visual motif of the house and its cultural impacts upon the reader. Dr. Reilly-Sanders is one of the current editors of Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature: A Brief Guide, a leading children’s literature textbook since 1961. For Autumn 2022, she is teaching Introduction to Children’s Literature at The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus.