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Necessary grew up in Wilkesboro NC, graduating from Wilkes Central HS in 1999. She graduated from Appalachian in 2003, got a Masters in NC State in 2007.  She interned in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a summer for Keppie, and later for Gomes.Staub and Vernacular with Chad Parker / Brett Hautop. From 2011-2017 she taught undergraduate architecture studios at NC State.  She worked for Cannon Architects, then Vines Architecture, then went on her own in 2015 to form Necessary Design.  



 2023 - The Michelle and Clark Morris House, 1230 Marshall, Raleigh NC.  Built by Blyth Building Company.


2025 - 411 North Gregson Street, Durham NC.


2025 - 206 Poplar, Raleigh NC.

Sources include: Rebecca Necessary.