MEREDITH

MEREDITH

MSMITH@VINESARC.COM

MEREDITH SMITH
PROJECT DESIGNER

During her academic career at NCSU, much of Meredith’s work focused on furthering an architectural response to site and place, as well as cultural, social, and political context. One of her most recent projects, “Woodser Huts” explores methods of resilient coastal design on the North Carolina Outer Banks. “Woodser Huts” was highly awarded by both professional Architecture and Landscape Architecture communities, receiving the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) Triangle Fellowship Award, and the North Carolina American Society of Landscape Architect’s (NC ASLA) Student Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed in the competition. Upon graduating, Meredith was also honored to receive the Award for Design Excellence in the Master of Architecture Program in Honor of the Emeritus Faculty of the Department.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Science, with Honors, in Interior Design from Appalachian State University (ASU) in 2011. While at ASU, Meredith played a key role as a student designer for the Solar Homestead, ASU’s entrance into the 2011 Solar Decathlon. During the Solar Decathlon, a competition held by the US Department of Energy in which twenty international collegiate teams design and build net-zero energy homes, Meredith was introduced to architecture within an internationally competitive realm. The Solar Homestead received the People's Choice Award, Third Place in the Architecture contest, and Second Place in the Communications contest. Through this experience, Meredith, along with many of her teammates, developed an insatiable passion for the study of architecture. Meredith completed her Master of Architecture in 2015 from North Carolina State University (NCSU).

As a lifelong resident of North Carolina, Meredith grew up in the county near Efland. She was introduced to the local woodworking community in her youth, and has been privileged to enjoy the mentorship of many respected North Carolina craftsmen.