Meet Rachel Chapman, one of our Project Architects. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and attended Ursuline Academy. She is an all-state goalkeeper and high-school hero winning three consecutive state titles for varsity soccer at Ursuline. Go Bears!
She is a proud fightin' Texas Aggie and spends most Saturdays watching A&M football. Rachel attended Tulane University for her Master of Architecture and has an affinity for New Orleans. She has participated as part of the Muses Krewe in Mardi Gras parades and enjoys visiting whenever she can.
“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” - Mia Hamm
In her spare time, you can find Rachel cycling around White Rock Lake, trying new restaurants, hunting with her family, or snowboarding in the Rockies. She also loves to spend time with her husband Michael and two dogs, E the Doberman and Emmitt the blue heeler.
In Rachel’s time at Glenn|Partners, she has been heavily involved in a special project to her from early design development to construction; the new East Campus Building and West Campus renovations for Ursuline Academy, Rachel’s beloved alma mater. She has also worked with the Glenn|Partners team on the design of the SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Facility and NISD’s Middle School 7 project.
To learn even more about Rachel, check out the following fun facts!
Tom Petty or Greta Van Fleet. Beyonce strictly on Fridays.
Most Exotic Place Visited
The British Virgin Islands
White Rock Lake
Herzog & de Meuron’s Bordeaux Stadium
What Inspires You
Materiality and nature
I’ve won the Glennn|Partners fantasy football league for two back to back seasons!
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
My high school alma mater, Ursuline Academy of Dallas had a unique two-week shadowing program for their seniors to experience various careers. I selected an architecture firm to explore the industry and know discovered that was the career path I wanted to pursue.
Favorite Quote or Saying
If you ain’t first, you’re last. – Ricky Bobby