Cameron McRae is interning with us this summer. His childhood in Jackson, Mississippi featured Legos, a fascination with flying toasters on a Macintosh Performa 550, and an interest in bow ties. A forthcoming career in architecture was indisputable.
After high school, Cameron enrolled in the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He has yet to take a shanty boat down river from St. Louis back home to Mississippi, but the seed of the idea has taken root. Cameron contends the levees could present a challenge to navigation, but we know he is a good problem solver.
His time at Wash. U. was formative. He excelled at design. Routine naps in a campus building adjacent to the school’s architecture building led not only to rest and refreshment but encounters with his now bride-to-be. She’s in Chicago while he’s here in Greenville, but together forever they will be come September. It should not go without mention that Cameron is a connoisseur of hot dogs. Additionally, his Instagram feed suggests he is proficient around the woodshop and handy with a carving knife set.
A passion for design, service, and the building arts is part of what led Cameron to Clemson’s Architecture + CommunityBUILD graduate program following a few years of practice in St. Louis. He just completed his first academic year of graduate studies in Clemson and will spend the following in Charleston designing and building. Until then, we’re delighted to have him here!