My work

about me

Hello! I'm Anna Whiteside. I was born and raised in the small town of Travelers Rest, SC. I graduated from Clemson University in May of 2011 with a BA in Architecture and a minor in horticulture. I continued my education and received my Master in Architecture in May of 2013 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. My aim is to integrate horticultural practices with new sustainable ideals through architectural design. My goal is to positively impact our society and the environment through architecture. As Tadao Ando once said, "I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture."




To apply my technical, analytical, horticultural and graphic skills. I hope to gain insight into real world architecture, construction documents and sustainable practices while beginning the licensing process.




Illustrator CS5
InDesign CS5
Photoshop CS5


Physical and Digital Modeling
Hand Drawing


Clemson University

Clemson, SC
B.A. in Architecture, Minor in Horticulture
Graduated: May 2011



Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI
Master of Architecture
Graduated May 10, 2013



2011: Residence, Paris Mountain, Greenville, SC
Provided landscape design for a bio-pool and immediate back yard. Helped to utilize existing vegetation and water on the property.




Sept 2011-May 2013:
CAA Laser Cutting Facility
39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

Laser cutter operator and support. Helped with document construction and appropriate formatting.


Oct 2010-May 2011:
Clemson University Brooks Center
221 Brooks Ct. Clemson, SC 29634

Helped with set construction. Stage hand capable of electrical and carpentry work. Aided in construction detailing methods.


2012: Current: AIA Detroit Student Member

2011: Innovation Convention: Presented a water-centric sustainable community for Blacksberg, SC.

2010: Vice President of United States Green Builders Council (USGBC) at Clemson University.

2010: WAIS member

2009: Participated in Land of Sky competition in Asheville, NC. Proposed a renovation for the River Arts District.