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Vershae Hite, AIA

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Since 2004, Vershae Hite’s academic and professional career have exposed her to a range of unique experiences throughout the United States, China, Israel and Palestine that have carefully constructed her crafted, compassionate perspectives on the relationship between design and the human condition. Her role as an Architect and Project Manager is founded on her theoretical interests regarding the interconnectedness of culture, community, and art to architecture. For Vershae, this emerges from a unique framework that she developed while obtaining her master’s degree in London. The deeply rooted meanings in her work are extensions of well-crafted, honest stories – are a direct result of both her sensitivity to diverse social and cultural landscapes and an investigative process that looks to film, literature, and experimental art.

As such, her professional portfolio is characterized by complex cultural projects, historic renovations, libraries and higher education projects. As an Architect with award-winning firms like The Freelon Group and Perkins+Will, well versed in working with complex cultural matters in through architectural design and execution. Vershae brings 6 years of experience from noteworthy projects like the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Motown Museum Renovation and Expansion to Vines Architecture. Diverse experience on numerous project types and scales has given her an impressive range of hard and soft skills that are complimented by the ability to seek opportunity in every aspect of the design process.

Vershae’s excellent communication and management skills guide her projects from pre-design through construction and close-out, ensuring sensitivity and quality throughout. With her strong focus on completing every task at the highest level, Vershae is an integral member of each team she leads or participates on. Using these skills out side of the office, Vershae is profoundly aware of her personal responsibility to her local community. As an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Vershae has been the driving force behind seminars that encourage African Americans to become and remain architects though shared experiences. She serves as a leader for the AIA Triangle’s Women in Architecture group as an advocate for successful careers in the field of architecture.