Emily Russell

Emily Russell

Portland, OR, US


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I am an aspiring architect with a passion for creating socially and environmentally sustainable design with simple articulated concepts. I believe architecture should be rooted within the surrounding landscape or urban condition and that the two must meld with each other to be understood and appreciated, My main aspiration is to design public architecture, working with the community and clients to discover a unique and simple solution for their program needs.


KPFF Engineers, Portland, OR, US, Marketing Coordinator & Designer

A 6-month long temporary position. Supported the marketing team and engineering staff with general marketing, graphics and proposal needs through the development of presentations, brochures, RFP proposals. Built existing client relationships and developed a photo database for the KPFF marketing team using Adobe Bridge. OUTCOME: Gained knowledge of the AEC Industry in Portland and enhanced my graphics capabilities.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

Atelier Jones, Seattle, WA, US, Architectural Intern

Internship during winter break in graduate school. Designed and constructed a detailed basswood model of a single-family home in Sri Lanka based on developing cad drawings from the architect. OUTCOME: Benefited from working directly with the principal (former instructor). Involved in meetings with design and structural team to make physical model as accurate as possible.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

Botesch, Nash, and Hall Architects, Everett, WA, US, Architectural Intern & Receptionist

Summer Internship position. Created RFP proposals and presentations and developed concept drawings, along with front desk duties. OUTCOME: Gleaned insight on the day-to-day processes in a firm, while working directly under the managing principal.

May 2011 - Sep 2011


University of Oregon, Portland, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2011

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