Rebecca Necessary joined Vines Architecture in 2011 as a project designer and brings seven years of experience to the firm. A strong designer, she has a passion for creating thoughtful and meaningful buildings that are connected with their sites and context and have a positive impact on those that encounter them. Her project experience spans a wide range of projects from small residences to large government buildings. This diverse background enables her to understand and create spaces that are deeply personal as well as those that need to accommodate large groups.
Rebecca completed her Master of Architecture in 2007 from North Carolina State University. She began her career at Gomes + Staub where she worked on several projects including the Qi Chen Residence and the Durham County Health and Human Services Complex. Following her time there, she joined Cannon Architects and was a key team member of several of the firm’s significant projects including the Durham Academy Upper School Library and the North Carolina State Government Visitor Center. Since joining Vines Architecture, Rebecca has played an integral role in the design of the NC Civil War History Center, the North Carolina A&T State University New Student Center, the Atlanta History Center design competition, and the new Alpharetta Branch Library for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
Rebecca also plays an active role in the design teaching community in Raleigh through involvement at both North Carolina State University’s College of Design and CAM Raleigh. Rebecca is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Design where she has taught several undergraduate design studios and regularly serves as a guest juror on architectural reviews. She has also presented work as a guest panelist for the College of Design’s Design LAB Summer Design Camps for high school students. At CAM Raleigh, Rebecca has taught several skills based workshops focused on architectural design fundamentals for middle school and high school students. She also taught multiple Summer Studios focused on architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design for high school students.