LaRaine Papa Montgomery


  • B.A., multi-disciplinary studies, North Carolina State University, 1985
  • M.Arch., North Carolina State University, 1989

"For teaching, I am inspired by every great teacher I have had in my past. For art, by every artist, known and unknown, whose work I have seen, touched, tasted, felt and experienced. For design, by nature."

LaRaine Papa Montgomery |

Awards, recognition and honors

Vulcan Excellence in Teaching award; nominated for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement and Support of Education’s U.S. Professor of the Year Award; AIAS Most Valuable Foundations Teacher Award; AIAS Most Valuable Teacher Award; AIAS national award for community service project, "ArchiPetTure"


U.S. Green Building Council - Savannah Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Georgia Historical Society, Christ Church-Savannah Building Committee

Previous Positions

Photography instructor, Cape Fear Technical College, Wilmington, North Carolina; editor/manager of communications for international architectural associations, Berne, Switzerland; planner/architect, Suter + Suter International Consultant Corporation, Basel, Zurich, and Berne, Switzerland; architectural intern, F. Carter Williams Architects, P.A., Raleigh, North Carolina; architectural intern, National Park Service Internship Program, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; architectural intern and project renderer, Suter + Suter International Consultant Corporation, Basel, Switzerland; photographer/owner of photography studio, Wilmington, North Carolina

Publications and presentations

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Design Studios, exhibited New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Eight student works published in "Architectural Drawing: a Visual Compendium of Types and Methods," Rendow Yow, 2007