Emily Harrold

Emily Harrold

Dallas, TX, US



Professionally, Emily has 9 years of experience working on projects in education, civic and residential architecture in the United States and 4 years of retail planning and design development in the Philippines.  The work has been recognized with 14 design awards, most notably a National AIA Interior award for Exeter Schools which launched an unknown practice into the national spotlight.

Emily has lead on-site construction administration services for several projects in both Missouri and Texas.  Witnessing projects materialize onsite is both a rewarding and enlightening experience.   Technically, for the past 9 years she has developed proficient skills using BIM modeling to convey projects from schematic design through construction documents utilizing both SketchUp and ArchiCAD.   These projects have utilized the advantages of 3d modeling throughout the design process including: site specific sun studies, contextual formal studies, explorations in form, material, color, and detail  branching into integrated project delivery methods.

Her professional objective is to contribute to an architecture based on simple ideas and an explorative process.  Architecture should not require extraneous explanations but should engage its cultural, environmental, and contextual place.  Good design is essential.  It should be thoughtful of place, charming, and enriching to all who encounter it.



DSGN Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Project Manager

“DSGN is design. Good design is a powerful tool that creates places and things of value. It builds our cities and preserves our world. It serves the community. It is timeless.” Founded in 1992 by Robert Meckfessel FAIA, LEED AP.

Mar 2009 - current

Dake Wells Architecture, Springfield, MO, US, Project Manager

“Created from discarded, overlooked parts, it was not until his creator saw the potential in assembling those disparate parts in a new way, and then animated by that mystical spark, that Frankenstein came to life.  He is not unlike so many of the projects we accept, challenged with making something from nothing.” Founded in 2004 by Brandon Dake, AIA, LEED AP and Andrew Wells, FAIA, LEED AP.

May 2005 - Feb 2009


Drury University, Springfield, MO, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2004


USGBC North Texas Green Building Resource Center, “A West Dallas Dogtrot”, 2nd Place


Merit Award for Interiors, AIA Central States Region, Dake|Wells Architecture Studio, Award


Honor Award, AIA Springfield, Exeter Schools Multipurpose Space, Award


Honor Award for Interior Architecture, AIA National, Exeter Schools Multipurpose Space, Award


Honor Award for Interiors, AIA Central States Region, Exeter Schools Multipurpose Space, Award


31st Annual Interiors Award: Sports/Entertainment, Contract, Exeter Schools Multipurpose Space, Award


Honor Award, AIA Springfield, Joel E Barber School, Award


Exemplary Community Service Award, AIA Springfield, Award


Areas of Specialization