Raleigh Adams, Recent Graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Design Program at NC State’s College of Design, Begins Professional Internship at Olive Architecture

Raleigh, a native North Carolinian, on-boarded with Olive Architecture in August. He brings to Olive Architecture extensive imaging experience in AutoCAD, Drafting, and Photoshop. Raleigh recently completed his final year at NC State’s Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, a 5-year professional accreditation program. The remaining licensure requirements for students who complete this program include a period of professional training (an Intern Development Program); and, passing the Architectural Registration Examination. Raleigh also is pursuing a Masters of Architecture at NC State University.

Olive Architecture plans to mentor and train Raleigh offering him his first professional A/E opportunity to help fulfill his licensure requirements. Olive maintains close ties to NC State and Wake Tech Community College through mentorships with students, former and current employees guiding them on their academic and professional pursuits.

“Our ties to the business community and university leadership are instrumental in meeting and leveraging the talent coming out of our local schools. This is certainly evidenced in the recognition by national media outlets like Forbes who in March named Raleigh Number 3 in America’s 20 Best Cities For Young Professionals In 2016.” Andy Lawrence, OA Principal Architect AIA

Raleigh’s technical imaging skills include:

• AutoCAD – 7 years Drafting – 7 years
• Photoshop – 5 years
• Model Building – 4 years
• SketchUp – 4 years
• Rendering – 4 years
• Illustrator – 3 years
• lnDesign -3 years
• Revit – 1 year

A self-described “People person who appreciates unexpected perspectives,” Raleigh sees Olive Architecture as a prime opportunity to hone both his technical and people skills especially since the philosophy at Olive is to involve their staff in multiple details of many different types of projects.

“Our goal is to involve our team members in all aspects of a project. This provides our clients with consistent and responsive program process services while also growing our team’s talent and expertise in the multiple disciplines of architecture and design.” – Tom Murphy, OA Principal Architect AIA