Emma is an alumnus from the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture, with her B.S. in Interior Design. A well-rounded education in architecture, interior design, and furniture design set her up to spend the first 7 years of her career at two of the largest architecture firms in the country. She practiced hospitality design, sculpting interiors, designing furniture, and creating custom bespoke spaces that create lasting impressions. She has worked with international and domestic brands and clients on 4-to-5-star properties, traveled domestically and internationally to tour furniture and material manufacturing factories and attend tradeshows to give her a deeper knowledge of the processes behind each element of the interior environment.
After receiving a certificate from Parsons School of Design in Healthier Materials and Sustainable Buildings, Emma chose to pivot her career to be more focused on sustainable design. She was on a sustainability champion board at HKS Architects, helped with research on sourcing sustainable materials and manufacturers, and applied them to the projects she designed including LEED certified buildings. She hopes to use her education from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design to launch her into a new role in her career, where she can combine her professional experience with sustainable practices.