Austin Chappell

Austin Chappell

Brooklyn, NY, US

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My story is about the convergence of entrepreneurship and architecture. I am a designer at heart, I can’t stand unthoughtful moves and interactions, but that is only half of my story. I am also filled to the brim with entrepreneurial spirit; I’ve consulted with startups, I’ve created companies, I start bands, I innovate. When I am on projects, I can’t help but touch every piece. I don’t see boundaries, if it needs to be done and it's not being done, it’s in my court. I’ve helped grow an office, I’ve spent weeks-on-end on-site collaborating with contractors and builders, I’ve led client relationships, I’ve driven programming and planning efforts with complex user groups, I can document, I am a team player.

The only thing things I ask from a firm is do they value design, are they wonderful people to work with, and are they ok with questioning ‘the way things have always been done’?


Hanbury, Raleigh, NC, Designer, Associate

-Contributed as a critical part of the team on 12+ projects at various scopes and scales
-Participated in project pursuits, interviews, and ongoing businesses development roles
-Played a crucial role in shaping the office culture, operation, and growth from 4 to 40 employees across three years
-Served on the firms Strategic Council in steering the direction of the firm alongside the Strategic Team
-Lead designer on greenfield corporate campus headquarters for a national leader in biomanufacturing
-Led innovation programming efforts on a $40 million Innovation Hall

Jan 2019 - current


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Major in Architecture
Minor in Entrepenuership

Aug 2013 - May 2019


Sir Walter Raleigh Award, 1st Place

Was awarded the 2020 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for community impact after creating a non-profit apparel campaign in the wake of Covid-19 in order to directly benefit employees of music venues and restaurants in North Carolina.


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