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Raechel French


  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Associate
Raechel French
  • Associate
“My role is to have one foot in the world of education and one foot in the world of architecture. Successful school design involves intimate knowledge of all the moving parts in a school system, ranging from organizational structure, scheduling, curriculum constraints, social norms, and educator expectations.”

Raechel is an educational planner with a focus on K-12 learning environments. She received a double degree from Texas A&M University in Architecture and Psychology. In addition, Raechel attended Cornell University for her post-graduate work in Facility Planning and Management, and is working towards her Doctorate remotely with the University of Melbourne. Her unique background allows her to be an efficient and knowledgeable resource for both school districts and design teams.

“I love that every day is different; I rarely get restless. I most enjoy the days I get out of the office to facilitate workshops with teachers, students, and administrators to envision their new facilities.”

In addition to her planning role, Raechel is heavily involved in DLR Group’s K-12 research initiatives. In 2017, she was a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar and conducted research on innovative learning environments in Melbourne, Australia. This experience is bringing a deeper depth of knowledge not only to DLR Group as a whole, but also to every district, community, and project that she touches.

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