Architectural Designer Austin Chappell is struck by architectural moments that go beyond function and beauty to inspire awe. "The earliest memory of this for me is standing across Bear Run creek and seeing the stacked cantilevers precariously perched above the rushing water at Fallingwater." In his work, he aims for these moments of awe as these are the spaces that are worth saving for generations to come — the pinnacle of sustainability.
- Bachelor of Architecture, North Carolina State University
- Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, Minor in Business Administration, North Carolina State University
"Large public spaces are the most interesting for me as a designer. Spaces that can be made for gathering, and public interaction are always the ones that need design the most. They are the spaces that everyone needs to be convinced to use, because nobody has to."