Courtney is a recent graduate of NCSU, where she received her Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Environmental Design and Architecture with Honors. Upon graduating from the School of Architecture, she was awarded the Architecture Faculty Award for Design Achievement in the B.Arch Program, the Architecture Faculty Award for Design Achievement in the BEDA Program, and the AIA Henry Adams Medal, awarded to the top-ranking graduating student.
While at NCSU, Courtney particularly enjoyed studying architecture history with a focus on the urban environment. These interests played a major role in her design for the Raleigh Institute of Contemporary of Art, which received the 2016 AIA Triangle Scholarship. Her interest in the urban context continued to grow when she enrolled in a cartography class and was tasked with creating maps of Raleigh’s rail system, which will be on display at the City of Raleigh Museum in the Fall of 2016. Courtney also enjoyed cross-disciplinary collaboration on projects such as the Virtual MLK Project for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Courtney was also recently recognized for DESIGN EXCELLENCE by the American Institute of Architects, Maryland. In August 2016, it was announced that BOTH her Fall 2015 and her Spring 2016 studio projects were recipients of student design awards.