Rachel L. Murdaugh

Rachel L. Murdaugh

Knoxville, TN, US




Clark Nexsen, Asheville, NC, US, Intern Architect

May 2014 - current

The University of Tennessee - L.D. Fox, Knoxville, TN, US, Teacher's Assistant

I currently serve as a teacher's assistant in a freshman representation/drawing course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The course is taught by Professor L.D. Fox, and the content is a continuation of the ideas he explored in Krakow, Poland.

Aug 2013 - May 2014

The University of Tennessee - L.D. Fox, Knoxville, TN, US, Research Assistant

Professor Fox spent a year in Krakow, Poland, conducting research as a Fulbright Scholar. In the last few months of his time there, I assisted him by proofreading his work and graphically designing his book, which is of yet unpublished.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, High School, College of Architecture + Design


Aug 2009 - May 2014

Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, PL, Semester abroad

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013

Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Otaniemi, FI, Program Abroad

This program, led by Professors Scott Wall, Ken McCown, and Brian Ambroziak, was centered in Helsinki, Finland. Students studied traditional methods of architectural documentation and analysis and produced designs on a site on Helsinki's Suomenlinna fortress island. Students also studied photography from Finnish master modelmaker and architectural photographer Jari Jetsonen; and Finnish history, taught by Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen.

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Dean's List, Other

2009 - 2013
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are included in the Dean’s List. I maintained this honor for nine semesters.


Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society member, Other

inducted 05/2013
I was selected to become a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honors Society. The organization accepts only the top 30% of architecture students; duties include organizing the Tau Sigma Delta Honors Review for fifth year students.


Hnedak Bobo Award of Excellence, 1st Place

The Award of Excellence is the highest award given by Hnedak Bobo Group as part of their Hnedak Bobo Global Design Competition. The competition rewards exceptional design work by students planning to study abroad or returning from a study abroad program. I received this award for my proposal “Sobro Elementary School” during the semester before I studied abroad in Helsinki, Finland.


EUReCA Award, Award

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) showcases the efforts of exemplary students from the University of Tennessee. In order to participate in the exhibition, a student must be nominated by a faculty mentor. Professor Barbara Klinkhammer, Dipl.-Ing., nominated my design, “Sobro Elementary School.”


EUReCA Nominated Participant, Nomination

Professor C. Draper nominated my design, “Stereoscopic Institute for Downtown Knoxville.”


National Merit Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

2009 - 2014
Through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, I received a scholarship from Eastman Chemical Company, Inc., and maintained my candidacy for this award throughout my five years in college.


University of Tennessee Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

I maintained my candidacy for this scholarship throughout the duration of its tenure.


Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

I maintained my candidacy for this scholarship throughout my time in college.


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