Bro. Ashford-Carroll featured in 2021 College of Architecture Awards
Post date: May 13, 2021 6:18:7 PM
College’s award-winning graduates inspired to make a difference
May 11, 2021
Clemson, South Carolina, Each spring, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities recognizes dozens of students in an Honors and Awards ceremony. Three graduating seniors who have earned CAAH’s highest honors — Nehemiah Ashford-Carroll, Sarah Adams and Danny Jarabek — have made their mark on Clemson during their journey here. Despite separate interests, they share the common goal of building a better world
Headed to Harvard
Nehemiah Ashford-Carroll (Cameron Chase Huntley ’11 Diversity and Inclusion Award)
For Nehemiah Ashford-Carroll, design is more than an area of study. It’s a consuming passion.
“I love all kinds of design projects,” Ashford-Carroll said. “It doesn’t have to be related to a building. It can be a flyer, anything artistic. I just dive right into it. The visual arts have always been a driving force in my life. I think that gives me my passion and work ethic.”
With a bachelor’s degree in architecture in hand from Clemson, Ashford-Carroll is headed this fall to Harvard’s Graduate School of Design to earn his master’s degree in architecture.
But first, he’ll conduct architectural research this summer, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Clemson Architectural Foundation.
Ashford-Carroll’s summer research will focus on “invisible architecture” — buildings in the Black community that have been altered from past uses or completely destroyed.
He studies how these buildings have influenced the community in the past and how they will continue to do so in the future. He’ll visit cities in the Southeast as well as Washington, D.C. and Oakland, California.
“Architecture makes our cities and our society what they are,” he said.
Ashford-Carroll, 22, recently was recognized with the Cameron Chase Huntley Award, which honors a student whose service has benefited underserved populations and bridged cultural differences.
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