Emily Kirwan

Emily Kirwan

Brooklyn, NY, US



For the past 5 years as a senior designer at SOM, I have been focused on New York City historical renovation and adaptive re-use for commercial space. My short career thus far has offered a unique depth and range of experience. As an ambitious and natural leader I have been able to create a rare role for myself at the firm -- overseeing both design and aspects of technical and management responsibilities. The long term nature of the large-scale, phased, re-use projects has allowed me to form personal relationships with clients, traverse complicated approvals processes, explore cutting edge technologies, and dive deep into programming, facade systems, and highly detailed, refined interior design. 


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Jun 2013 - current


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2006 - Jun 2012

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