Rachel Barrett

Meet Rachel Barrett, she is part of the growing Architectural Staff at Glenn|Partners. From McKinney, Texas, Rachel grew up helping her father build projects around the house, tagging along to job sites and spending summers acting and crafting scenery with her mother at the community theatre. Inspired by place-making and design, Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2020 and her Master of Architecture in the Spring of 2022 from the University of Texas at Arlington. During her undergraduate studies, she began working in the field in 2018 and held a graduate Research Assistantship in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. Rachel has been the recipient of the Southwest Terrazzo Association Architecture Scholarship, the Greater Dallas Planning Council Student Dream Award and CAPPA Master Commendations.

Throughout her career, she has worked in design studios on a wide variety of project types and programs, spanning multi-family, hospitality, office, retail and mixed-use developments, educational renovation, and historic preservation. Rachel enjoys projects of all scope, varying from master planned developments to micro housing and interior finish outs.

Rachel Barret
Rachel’s work can be seen in Harvard’s publication of the Nature of Enclosure (2022) in chapter 19, Rebound: Dialogues Around National Parks and Sovereignty.

During her time at Glenn|Partners, Rachel has been working with Briar Glenn, Greg Estes, and Patrick Glenn developing the design for the renovations at Carrolton Farmers Branch ISD’s RL Turner High School.

To learn even more about Rachel, check out the following fun facts!

Favorite Food

Tacos or Thai

Favorite Movie

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Favorite Music

Odesza, Flume, any Indie-Pop

Most Exotic Place Visited

The Pyramids of Giza

Happy Place

On a beach

Favorite Hobby

Traveling + Exploring with friends

Favorite Architect

Tom Kundig, Jeanne Gang, Elizabeth Diller

Favorite Building

The Shed

What Inspires You

Innovation and Inclusion

Fun Fact

I am oddly good at party games!

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

I discovered my passion for architecture long before understanding its influence, yet it wasn’t until my time at community college, leading to a swift transition to UTA, that I realized it could be a viable career path. Since then, my journey in architecture has become an integral part of my history.

Favorite Quote or Saying

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin