Emma Spilsbury

Emma Spilsbury

San Francisco, CA, US



I completed Pratt Institute’s MArch program this past May and moved back to the Bay Area this summer. As a California native, I am excited to continue my career here and become part of the Architectural community. 

After graduating from Lehigh University with a BA in Architecture at the end of 2011, I worked at a small architecture firm in Bethlehem, PA. I experienced and contributed to all phases of projects, doing everything from AutoCAD drafting to site and code analysis to presentation materials.  My 18 months with that firm confirmed my love of architecture and I enrolled in the Pratt graduate program in fall 2013. During the summer of 2015, I explored the detailed, nuanced side of architecture while designing and drafting high-end retail and residential spaces as well as custom furniture and cabinetry. 

In my next job, I hope to experience the world of architecture with a firm that values experimentation and exploration and to make a contribution on teams working on diverse projects. For example, I would love to help with the many phases of modelling, both digital and physical, that teams undertake in the course of their design work. For digital modeling and rendering I can employ my knowledge of Rhino, Revit, V-Ray and Maxwell. For physical modelling, I can utilize my knowledge of laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC milling, and hand modeling. 

I loved my studies at Pratt but cannot wait to get back into the real world of architecture to apply all that I have learned while growing as part of a team.



Omni//Form, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Performed drafting, 3D modeling, and design development
- Created and post-processed renderings

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Artefact, Inc., Bethlehem, PA, US, Architectural Designer

- Performed site surveys, code research, AutoCAD drafting, and
design development
- Created renderings
- Redeveloped and maintained website

Jan 2012 - Aug 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, MArch

Aug 2013 - May 2016

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jan 2012

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