Emilie is a Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office and leader of the Innovation working group. Emilie’s work envisions a more just, equitable and sustainable future and is exploring a wide range of transformational technologies and ideas ranging from restorative ecology and agriculture, timber construction, all-electric systems, urban agriculture, regenerative economics, ecological justice and carbon sequestering landscapes. Emilie has been a trailblazer in the decarbonization movement, leading some of the firm’s most ambitious projects. Her experience with microclimates, resiliency, daylighting, decarbonization and regenerative design have been instrumental in the advancement of the firm’s technical expertise, research acumen, and strategic direction.
Her project contributions include Atelier Ten US’s first net zero energy project, the Kohler Environmental Center and Unisphere, the largest site net zero energy commercial building in the U.S. She has also led sustainability thinking for large scale projects such as the UC Merced 2020 Project which added 11 new LEED Platinum buildings to campus, and the Kresge College Redevelopment at UC Santa Cruz which is evolving the architectural landmark for the next century. Emilie’s current work centers on green commercial developments, including the 300 Kansas building, an innovative developer-driven core and shell facility for robotic manufacturing in San Francisco, which is targeting Net Zero Carbon certification through ILFI.
As the mayor-appointed public member of the City of San Francisco Municipal Green Building Task Force, a past steering committee member of Façade Tectonics, and past University of Kansas SAUD advisory board member, she advocates for positive transformation of the built environment. She co-authored Urban Green Council’s “Baby It’s Cold Inside” report on the relationship between resilience and high-performance building envelopes, has written for Trim Tab, taught at Parsons and Columbia GSAD, and recently juried Chicago AIA’s 2022 inaugural Decarb award.