Emily Schilb

Emily Schilb

Port Saint Lucie, FL, US

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Emily earned a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville and holds a Master of Architecture with a Focus in Acoustics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Virginia Tech she received the Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics for her graduate thesis “Chamber Hall Threshold Design and Acoustic Surface Shaping with Parametric Modeling”. Her specialized training in 3D modeling programs as well as acoustic testing and analysis software assists her in communicating design solutions to her clients.

After graduating in 2011, she has worked as an acoustic consultant on primary and higher education facilities, performing arts venues, medical and senior-care facilities, houses of worship, and hospitality projects across the United States and Caribbean. She has presented topics on acoustics at national ASA meetings and continuing education lectures for architects and other design and industry professionals.

She has also worked as an architectural designer on high-end residential and mid-scale civic projects in South Florida, generating construction documents in Revit and coordinating drawings across disciplines. 

Emily is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (Assoc. AIA), past member of AIA Japan, and past executive board member of the AIA FL Treasure Coast Chapter, and is currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). She is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and Treasurer of the Florida Chapter of the ASA. 



Amy Nowacki Architect, Sanibel, FL, US, Architectural Designer

Generated Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document drawings in Revit for high-end residential and mid-scale civic projects. Coordinated drawings across disciplines and multiple consultants. Able to work remotely and independently with minimal direction during main office down-time while working remotely in Japan.

Jan 2016 - current

Edward Dugger + Associates, Stuart, FL, US, Acoustic Consultant

Working closely with architects, engineers, and independent clients to develop room acoustic strategies that enhance design and creatively solve problems. Projects include Theaters, Auditoriums, Churches, Schools, Transportation, Government, Entertainment and Hospitality Facilities. Manage small-scale architectural acoustic projects from initial client meetings through construction administration. Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team on large-scale projects for acoustic scope.

Present continuing-education lectures on acoustics to architects, engineers, and design Professionals.

Jun 2011 - current

Modelcase, Inc., Tokyo, JP, Freelance Writer

Freelance writer featuring travel destinations and cultural experiences across Japan, but primarily focusing on the Tohoku region. Articles published on,, and other travel websites. Active participant in editorial process for creating targeted content to audiences seeking informative, cultural articles.

Feb 2018 - Mar 2019

Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technologies, Blacksburg, VA, US, Student Employee

Worked as part of a faculty-led student team to convert archived CAD drawings of campus buildings to a comprehensive campus-wide 3D model, accurately sited relative to GIS standards.

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, MArch, Architecture with a focus in Acoustics

Master of Architecture with a Focus in Acoustics
Thesis: Chamber Hall Threshold Design and Acoustic Surface Shaping with Parametric Modeling

Aug 2009 - May 2011

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Minor in Landscape Architecture
Summa Cum Laude

Aug 2004 - May 2011


Young Investigator Travel Grant - ASA National, Grant

The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) sponsors a Young Investigator Travel Grants to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at a meeting.

Awarded to present at the 177th Meeting of the ASA - Contributed Paper "Acoustic Challenges of Senior Care Facilities"


AIA Treasure Coast Advocacy Award, Award

Awarded for contributions to the Architecture in Education STE[A]M Initiative


2014 Wimbledon Poster Design Competition, Nomination

Finalist, featured on ESPN's website.


AIA SFV IDP Design Competition, 2nd Place

The AlA SFV IDP Design Competition emerged in response to the challenges associates and emerging professionals face in gaining hours towards their NCARB certification on the path to licensure.

The competition, in two phases, involved the programming and design of the library of the future. The neighborhood library of the future will, undoubtedly, be a facility that is quite different from today’s library. The roles libraries play in the life of a neighborhood will evolve over time to provide a new and altered service to the public. The project program asked the question: What will those services be and into what physical form will the library morph to serve the community?


AIA AAJ Emerging Professionals Scholar, Scholarship

Scholarship and Travel Stipend to attend the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Fall Conference in Portland, OR. Produced 1 article and 2 infographics on acoustics in justice facilities.


Robert Bradford Newman Medal, Award

For Merit in Architectural Acoustics


Royster Poster Competition Awardee, Honorable Mention

This is a chapter-run poster competition held once a year for a total of $5000 in
scholarships. Full-time graduate students enrolled in a program involving acoustics, or senior undergraduate students expecting to enroll in such a program, are eligible to submit entries.

Honorable Mention awarded for Poster "Bridging the Gap between Architecture and Acoustics: Using Parametric Modeling for Room and Surface Shaping"


Student Initiated Research Grant - Virginia Tech, Grant

For attendance to the Fourth Concert Hall Research Group.


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