Emily Estes

Emily Estes

Portland, OR, US

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I am a Licensed Architect in the State of Oregon, working at Soderstrom Architects in Portland, OR on K-12 and Higher Education projects. I achieved my Master of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May of 2016. My thesis dealt with the drought and housing crisis in the California San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked with Lydia Kallipoliti on the her exhibit and book, Closed Worlds, for The Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, and on her exhibit at the Istanbul biennial. I was a scholarship recipient for the 2015 Digital Stone Project where I spent a month in Grammolazzo Italy with Garfagnana Innovazione creating a marble sculpture with a 7 axis robotic CNC mill and finishing it by hand.

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Soderstrom Architects, Ltd., Portland, OR, US, Architect, AIA, NCARB

As a licensed architect with an aptitude for BIM (Building Information Modeling), Emily is highly skilled at design visualization. During the initial phases of the project, she will develop the project model and create 3D renderings to help visualize the design concepts. As the project progresses, Emily will assist the team with technical documentation and document production.

Jan 2017 - current

Mosaic Associates Architects, Troy, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Developing rendering and graphic standards for presentation boards and publication materials for clients, writing use and standards guidelines for new visualization technology, modeling designs in 3D for renderings and presentation boards, drawing details using AutoCAD, completing forms for code and regulatory entities, attending on-site meetings with clients and engineering consultants, contributing to pro-bono feasibility study and renovation planning work.

Jun 2016 - Jan 2017

Lydia Kallipoliti: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Research Assistant

Worked with Professor Lydia Kallipoliti (of EcoRedux) as a research assistant on the "Closed Worlds" exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.

Contributed to two other projects with her in 2016: The "Closed Worlds" book, and her installation at the Istanbul Biennial.

Dec 2015 - Jun 2016

Mosaic Associates Architects, Troy, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Jul 2015 - May 2016

Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Construction administration documentation, archiving, updating addenda to construction documents, attending construction administration meetings and photographing construction on site, communicating with clients, drafting details in AutoCAD, Designing at the conceptual level for residential and office remodel projects, redesigning and updating map for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, documenting for marketing department

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, US, Bachelors, Theater Design

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jun 2013 - May 2016

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