Rachel’s initial interest was in the field of engineering, but she quickly discovered a passion for design, receiving her degree in architecture from the University of Texas. She joined DLR Group in 1993 as an architectural intern. Today, as Washington, D.C. Studio Leader she leads operations in the Atlantic Coast region, overseeing complex Civic, Multifamily Housing, and K-12 Education projects. She is a highly skilled architect and serves as a mentor to next generation design professionals.
“It’s important to foster an environment where employing best practice is second nature and design excellence is always the goal”
Rachel is a key member of integrated design teams for the design and delivery of large-scale U.S. embassies around the world. She brings experience in international work, and enjoys the detail, nuance, and logistics of diplomatic design fulfilling.