Emily Nix

Emily Nix

Orlando, FL, US

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Hello I'm Emily!

I am a Senior at the University of Florida in the School of Architecture. I am seeking to continue to further my development in the field of architecture. I am looking for a firm with passionate and innovative individuals that participate in a collaborative work environment.

I am always grateful to meet new people and learn from their paths. Please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to talk about any shared interests or career paths!

Full portfolio available upon request 



University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Design Exploration Program Assistant

-Helped develop lesson plans, pace instruction based off students understanding
-Performed desk critiques and helped guide design decisions and ask leading questions
-Hosted in class demonstrations related to architecture drafting, modeling and photography
-Assisted in simulated a working college level studio environment

The primary initiative of the University of Florida’s School of Architecture (SoA) Design Exploration Program is to offer both valuable insight and first-hand experience to prospective architecture design students. The program aims to immerse participants in an architectural educational environment that introduces students to core aspects of the university’s design curriculum as well as to essential architectural principles in general. A greater understanding of both the architectural curriculum and environment at the University of Florida is achieved through the construction of studio design projects which equips students with hands-on experience with the design process, program activities which serve to foster a sense of community and enhance teamwork among participants, and field trips which aim to broaden the scope of architectural theories, methods, and principles discussed during the program.
Program Description from Website

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Cuhaci and Peterson Architects, Orlando, FL, US, Architecture Intern

-Worked on construction documents, picked up red line drawings, creating interior and exterior elevation drawings
-Collaborated with Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on projects
-Responsible for going on site visits, recording notes, measurements and documenting existing conditions
-Worked on Construction Administration documents

May 2018 - Aug 2018


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Student graduating from the University of Florida College of Design Construction and Planning. Enrolled in the School of Architecture completing a Bachelors of Design with a minor in Sustainability in the Built Environment.

As a Junior and Senior I have assisted in design studios 1 and 3 as a teachers assistant by attending regular studio hours as well as coming in after hours to help answer student questions and guide design decisions.

My involvement in the school began as a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students and ended with me being the President of the UF Chapter my Junior year.

Other involvement in the School of Architecture includes
-Student Representative for School of Architecture Director Candidate Search
-Finance Chair of student publication Architrave
-Facilities Chair of American Institute of Architecture Students
-Freshman Representative of American Institute of Architecture Students

Aug 2016 - current


2019 Perkins and Will Studio Competition Prize, 2nd Place

Perkins+Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, sponsored a prize for the University of Florida Spring 2018 Architecture Design 6 studio. The total prize money given out was $20,000.

This contest was open to all approximately 90 students in the Design 6 studio. The top students chosen had their projects reviewed by a jury made up of architecture faculty and Perkins+Will employees.

“We are proud to sponsor the 2018 Perkins+Will Prize, in collaboration with the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning, as we believe in encouraging and elevating the brightest and most innovative students in the field of architecture and design,” Mark Lutz, LEED AP, Perkins+Will Discipline Leader and Principal, stated. “These talented students are the future of our profession and we want to equip them with the resources necessary to advance our society.”
Excerpt from website of 2018 Competition


Martin G. Gunderson, Sr. Award, Other

An Honor given to one junior architecture student at the University of Florida who had been selected by his son, Martin Jr., a professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture.


2018 Anderson Scholar Award with Highest Distinction, Scholarship


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