Emma Adkisson

Emma Adkisson

Fort Wright, KY, US



Most of my experience has been in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area on an array of building typologies in both urban and rural communities; from mixed-use office/residential, commercial/retail, multi-family residential, custom residential, cultural, to educational facilities with an emphasis in sustainability. After founding my own practice in 2009, my project for the Teton Valley Community School won the First Prize, a $50,000 Grant in Architecture for Humanity’s international design competition: Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom of the Future. 


Design Farm LLC, Jackson, WY, US, Founder, Architect

Founding Principal, Project Architect, Educational Coordinator and Instructor.
Managed all aspects of client, team, and project coordination, including the coordination and documentation of civil, structural, MEP, lighting, landscape design, and LEED certification. The work of the firm spans all social classes and a vast array of building typologies from international aid and disaster relief projects to cultural centers, custom residential, low-income residential, educational, and commercial/retail. Design Farm also serves as a facilitator to communities being involved in the genesis of their own culture through community based design shaping the architecture of the built environment.

Jan 2009 - current

Dynia Architects, Jackson, WY, US, Project Manager

Involved in all phases of project development from conceptual design, initial code review and municipal interface, to construction documents and construction administration. Project experience includes mixed-use office and residential, commercial/retail, multi-family residential, and custom residential.

May 2007 - Feb 2009

Berlin Architects, Jackson, WY, US, Project Manager/Intern Architect

Intern Architect/Project Manager responsible for design development, project coordination between consultants, production of construction documents and presentation materials on office/retail and custom residential.

May 2006 - Apr 2007

Tobler Duncker Architects, Jackson, WY, US, Intern Architect/Project Manager

Intern Architect/Project Manager responsible for production of presentation renderings, physical models, project design development, coordination of construction documents and construction administration on office/retail, restaurant, educational, cultural, and custom residential.

May 2004 - Dec 2005


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, College of Design: Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, 5 Year Professional Degree, Cum Laude, 2004 Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, School of Architecture, Chile
International Study: Peru/Chile Program, Fall 2002

Aug 1998 - May 2004


Top 4 Finalist for Haiti School Design Competition sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, Honorable Mention

Selected as one of the four designs recommended for construction by Architecture for Humanity for post-earthquake aid in Haiti.


First Place Winner, Architecture for Humanity Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom of the Future, 1st Place

A $50,000 Grant from Architecture for Humanity to put towards construction of the Teton Valley Community School's award winning campus design.


Areas of Specialization