Morgan Parrish

Morgan Parrish

Raleigh, NC, US

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With over 5 years of experience working in residential architecture firms throughout New York and North Carolina, I have come to appreciate the importance of collaborative designs and thoughtful construction. Whether a single-family house or a large civic museum, I believe architecture is best created alongside others. For this reason, I enjoy learning from and contributing to firms of various sizes that advocate for collaboration between the in-house team, colleagues of other disciplines, and the project's clients. Within design teams, I am confident both listening to others and leading projects; while at Ryan Salvatore Design in New York City, I assisted on numerous projects and led one project from schematic design through permitting, and while at BuildSense Architecture in Durham, I contributed to multiple projects, led client meetings, and coordinated with trade partners. Furthermore, I believe that excellent architects are excellent builders and maintain a strong understanding of the built environment, from overall form down to the smallest construction detail. I have worked in various construction roles, including as an intern building and testing sustainable wall sections at WaCa Design in New York, as the Teaching Assistant for the Making Studio at Columbia GSAPP, and as a part of the on-site Design-Build Staff at BuildSense. 

Ultimately, in all of my work and in my professional career, I seek to create thoughtful designs and lasting relationships. If you would like to connect, please contact me at [email protected].


WaCa Design, Piermont, NY, US, Intern

Research sustainable building practices + fabricate building components/furniture with reused materials;

Design, diagram, and detail new residential construction projects in New York.

Jun 2020 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Making Studio Assistant

Trained new students + shop monitors on fabrication equipment, safety, and general techniques;

Supported Director Josh Jordan in his courses by providing feedback + assistance to students.

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Ryan Salvatore Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Developed an entire construction set for a single-family residential project in Connecticut;

Assisted with design development drawings and construction documents for commercial and residential projects in Connecticut + New York.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Shop Monitor

Maintained fabrication facilities, including woodworking + metal equipment, power tools, and CNCs;

Assisted students in the use of the facilities and all tools included within.

Sep 2017 - Dec 2018

Storefront Gallery for Art + Architecture, New York, NY, US, Production Intern

Worked with the Gallery Manager/Associate Curator to prepare, install, and maintain exhibitions and events;

Assisted in the production of exhibition drawings and the fabrication of exhibition materials.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

BuildSense Architecture, Durham, NC, US, Design-Build Staff

Designed additions, renovations, and new construction for various residential and commercial projects;

Constructed residential and commercial projects on site as a carpenter and general laborer.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2017

BEACON Architecture + Design, Kitty Hawk, NC, US, Intern

Created renderings, SketchUp models, and presentation drawings of various projects;

Fabricated large-scale physical models of commercial projects for client presentations.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2017 - May 2020

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design in Architecture

Aug 2012 - Dec 2015


NCARB ThinkTank Committee Member, Other

Participated in the drafting of a licensure value statement and an NCARB supervisor/mentor monograph;

Presented at the 2017 NCARB Annual Business Meeting and the 2017 NCARB Licensing Advisor’s Summit.


Architecture for Humanity - Raleigh Chapter Coordinator, Other

Maintained the chapter website, created promotional images, and communicated with national boards;

Organized construction outings and volunteer events for members.


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