MOLLY RAVENSCRAFT

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being in the college of design there are a number of inspiring people and work being done constantly. I am drawn to how architecture and city design can be used to facilitate a healthier and happier environment, as well as create cultural impact.

MOLLY RAVENSCRAFT

Bio:

I am a first-generation college student, currently enrolled in the track 3 M. ARCH graduate program at NCSU, in my final semester. I received two undergraduate degrees from Appalachian State, one in architecture technology & design, and one in construction management. I have served on the board of AIAS and was a building science ambassador for ASU. My design interests are driven by a passion to create beautiful, biophilic spaces and public forums for targeted and underserved communities.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I learned about architecture in middle school when I was enrolled in a drafting course. My teacher had such a passion for both art and technology and considered architecture the way of crossing the two. She facilitated my interest from an early age.

What do you do?

I am a graduate student at NCSU in the track 3 M. ARCH program and working on my certificate for city design. I am in my final studio before graduation. I am also a teaching assistant for architectural history courses within the college of design.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am interested in how the built environment has the power to facilitate action & change in a way some softer art forms are not able to achieve. Finding ways to enhance not only the built environment but also create effects at a much broader scale.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being in the college of design there are a number of inspiring people and work being done constantly. I am drawn to how architecture and city design can be used to facilitate a healthier and happier environment, as well as create cultural impact.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

During my undergraduate, I was in a design cohort doing master planning for the city of Elizabethton, TN. When we presented our final concept for the plans to the city we had strong positive feedback and the community was excited about the proposal.

Featured Project Name: 

The Urban Agriculture Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

South Raleigh, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Currently, south Raleigh is considered to be a food desert with little to no access to healthy affordable foods for Raleigh’s lower income residents. To combat this lack of nutritious resources in this targeted part of the city, the Urban Agriculture Center is introduced. The emphasis of the space is to educate the community on local ecology and agriculture in an urban context through visual and physical connection with nature. The program of the space is broken down as: think, do, and learn.

Photography Credit:

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