Sarah Parker Charles

DEC, IDNL, NCIDQ #021827

Partner and Interior Designer

For over a decade, Sarah has successfully managed interior design projects from conception to conclusion at some of the top architectural and design firms in North America. Her project background from Montreal, Chicago, and St. John’s brings a diverse range of commercial and residential design experience to the studio and its clients. Regardless of scope or size, she brings boundless creativity and endless practicality to create spaces that feel modern, yet timeless.

 Hospitality, Corporate Office, Healthcare, Senior Assisted Living

Nancy Shepherd Bragg


Partner and Interior Designer

After obtaining her Bachelor of Interior Design at Mount Royal University and practicing Interior Design in Western Canada, Nancy returned home to St. John’s bringing with her design experiences from across the country. She has worked on a broad scope of projects including commercial offices, hospitality spaces and food-service franchise design, as well as educational facilities. As an accredited LEED AP since 2009, Nancy adopts a sustainable approach to her projects by simply designing for longevity. She believes that establishing a connection between people and their surroundings is the underlying principle of any successful interior design project.

Industries: Corporate Office, Hospitality, Food Service Franchise Design, Education

Catherine Rideout

Architectural Technologist

Catherine Rideout is a senior architectural technologist who has worked in the Architectural Industry for over 15 years. Catherine’s experience is diverse, working on a variety of industry project profiles. She has gained valuable experience in project management, coordination and contract administration to ensure the end product meets our clients expectations. Thriving on organization and positive work culture, Catherine is responsible for managing the resources of the design team, while overseeing the quality assurance processes of the firm.

 Industries: Community Institutional, Education, Healthcare, Warehouse/Light Industrial, Corporate/Office, Single Family Residential

Soodi Ghorbani


Architectural Technologist

Soodi Ghorbani graduated with her Bachelor of Architecture from Azad University of Bandar Abass, Iran, over 10 years ago. Since moving to Newfoundland, she has gained valuable experience in Canadian building design and construction. Her extensive portfolio of work includes mixed-use high-rise residential developments as well as participating in international design competitions. She is proficient in both interior and architectural detailing, which has given her the expertise to create functional, practical, yet stunning spaces for clients. Soodhi continues to demonstrate her well-established skillset in providing 3D renderings and building modelling.

Soodi values the significance of teamwork and thrives in a positive working environment.

 Industries: Hospitality, Residential and Commercial Office.

Heather Tucker

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Newfoundland & Labrador, Heather decided to remain a local after achieving her Hospitality Tourism Management diploma from the College of the North Atlantic. Over the past 10 years, Heather has gained a lot of insight and invaluable experience across a variety of local industries; with an attention to colleague and client satisfaction.

Heather brings her strong organizational skills to the day-to-day operations at Carvel & Helm and focuses on creating a seamless transition from project concept to delivery. As a chronic multitasker, she handles administration, procurement and accounting functions while anticipating everyone’s needs to ensure an efficient workspace.

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