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Caroline Towns is the newest Designer to join
HH Architecture.

Caroline rejoins the firm after working in our architecture studio in 2016 as part of the first cohort of the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Program (iPAL) at NC State University, one of only 17 schools to participate in this program nationwide.

Through the iPAL program, Caroline earned her Masters of Architecture and is one test away from earning a professional license to practice architecture. Her last exam was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her own words

Where did you grow up?

“I grew up in Cary, NC. I received my Bachelor’s of Environmental Design in Architecture at NC State in 2016 and my Masters of Architecture at NC State in 2020 with a certificate in Public Interest Design.”

Professional development or favorite activities (something you like to do outside of work)

“I have volunteered with the ACE RDU Mentorship Program and would love to again in the future. In my spare time I like to make things, whether that be watercolors, knitting or woodwork. I’ve been riding horses since I was 7 and was on the Equestrian Dressage Club at NC State in undergrad.”

An aspect of architecture, design, etc. that interests you the most

“The aspects of architecture and design that interest me the most is public interest design. This is design for 98% of people who can’t afford an architect, but who could really use creative problem solving to improve things in their life. I think architects are creative problem solvers who get to learn about something new with each project to apply to their design. I am the most interested in design that makes a difference in someone’s life.”

Any other fun facts about you

“I was in the first class of students to go through the IPAL program (and I would’ve been successful in achieving licensure at graduation if my exam didn’t get canceled due to COVID).”

“I studied abroad in Prague during undergrad.”

“I decided to pursue architecture after going to Design Camp at NC State. While I was a student at the College of Design I worked at Design Camp in every role possible from counselor to camp coordinator. It felt full circle.”

Caroline was featured in Raleigh Magazine’s People Are Talking About section. Check it out here.

You can read her full bio on our people page here!