Haley’s background in new fabrication technologies at the University of Tennessee and in design build provide a practical foundation for her project work. Her interest in designing architecture to withstand natural disasters via the evolution of systems, structures and building technologies. As a recent graduate, Haley is interested in the application of designs to real world situations and to specifically answering a client’s needs.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Talley Student Union is one, because of what it did for NC State’s campus. Many students today are considering the amenities and facilities a school offers to be as important as academics. Thus, student centers are becoming increasingly important. Talley is a beautifully designed building that embodies the culture of NC State and serves as a critical space for students to gather together.
What aspect of your job are you the most interested in?
I’m motivated by architecture’s power to bring people together and create inspiring spaces. The various scales of architecture, from the scale of a small detail to the scale of the city to the scale of the world, is especially intriguing.
Anything else you’d like to share?
At the University of Tennessee, I worked on a design build project—the Beardsley Farm Community Center—which serves as a place to educate people about the importance of healthy eating, growing their own food, and eating local produce. Beardsley Farm is very active in the community and brings locally grown produce to an area formerly considered a food desert.