Emily brings an integrated perspective to the design process with masters degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture and a background in sculpture. Her extensive experience in the practice of landscape architecture provides her with a broad understanding of complex built environments, systems, structures and materials. Emily has led the day-to-day project coordination and design development for a wide range of project types, including public parks, institutional landscapes, and urban plazas. Her work includes Corktown Commons and York Quay’s Ontario and Canada Squares in Toronto, Library Park in Allston, MA, and Teardrop Park in New York City. She functions as the lead coordinator for more than 16 implementation projects resulting from MVVA’s 1998 Wellesley College Master Plan, including the award-winning Alumnae Valley. Currently, she is working on Harvard's Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center and the McNay Museum landscape master plan.
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in art history focusing on architectural history and sculpture from Wellesley College. She earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Emily has been a guest critic at MIT, Northeastern, Wentworth, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and she has taught the Constructed Landscape Design Studio at Rhode Island School of Design. She has lectured on MVVA's work at Wellesley College, MassART, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she also served as a Career Discovery instructor.
Emily joined MVVA in 1999.