Emmy Maruta

Emmy Maruta

San Francisco, CA, US



Emmy Maruta is a Southern California based designer and architect in training. Currently she is living, working, and playing in Helsinki as a design researcher at Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, ADD.

Operating within, around and adjacent to architecture, Emmy’s portfolio includes a variety of work based on digital design and fabrication. Her work ranges from architecture, industrial design and art commissions.

While working at ADD Emmy has been able to participate in aiding in several workshops including a grasshopper course with Robbie Eleazer, processing workshop with Roland Snooks and Staubli collaborative robotics primer with Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto.

In 2012, Emmy graduated with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and completed her thesis titled “Soft Boiled” under the advisement of Florencia Pita.

Offices that she has been fortunate enough to work with include: XTEN Architecture, Tighe Architecture, FPMOD, IDEA Office, M-Rad, and Rossetti.

Awards, exhibitions, and publications include: Antagon, New Degrees of Freedom, Finland 2013; Helsinki Design Week, Finland 2013; Financial Times, Finland 2013; Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park Publication, NYC 2013; SCI-Arc Gallery, LA 2012; suckerPUNCH, 2012



Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, ADD, Helsinki, FI, Design Research

Sep 2012 - current

XTEN Architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Intern

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2012

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, US, Environmental Engineering

Sep 2003 - Dec 2006

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