Emily Walek

Emily Walek

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Junior Designer living in Hoboken/working in New York

Interested in applying architectural thinking in new ways!


Louise Braverman Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

May 2016 - current

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Structures Teaching Assistant

Hold office hours helping students understand architectural structures homework and grade weekly homework.

Aug 2014 - current

Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany, Architectural Intern

Worked on two competitions to completion for educational buildings under one architect. Built massing models and presentation models throughout the competition process. Created diagrams and illustrated plans and sections in Photoshop for the final boards. Calculated space usage for 'Prufplane' documents and plans. Drew plans, sections, and details in Autocad. Also edited renders and sections in Photoshop for presentation documents in an ongoing project.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Philipp Mohr Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Created architectural drawings of elevations, plans, sections, and details for residential and commercial renovations. Sourced materials, furniture, light and plumbing fixtures for various projects and helped develop interior design strategies. Created 3D SketchUp model of renovations for clients. Helped with office organization, creating scopes of work, and met with clients and vendors.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, US, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Designed a Vectorworks computer model of the earliest campus survey done for Ernest Bowditch in 1892, featuring accurate tree species height and location, early buildings, roads, sidewalks, and topography. Worked with archival photographs, campus maps, building plans, sections, and elevations. Created a model for future students to explore and build upon.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Cram and Ferguson Architects, Concord, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on CAD plans and elevations for Gothic cathedrals and monasteries. Created a physical model of a cathedral for display to clients.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2013 - current

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, US, Bachelors, Art and Art History

Majored in Art and Art History with a minor in Chinese. Wrote my art history thesis on the cultural implications of new architecture in Pudong, China, which was presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in 2013. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Aug 2009 - May 2013


Amy Koe Scholarship Fund, Scholarship

Scholarship for students enrolled full-time at Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Students must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement and be nominated.


Spring 2014-Fall 2015 Publication in Pratt Institute's InProcess Magazine, Other

Work archived by Pratt Institute and published in its annual InProcess journal.


GAUD Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship

Based on academic excellence, received for the 2014-2015 school year at Pratt Institute.


Charles A. Dana Scholar, Award

For outstanding academic achievement and leadership at Colgate University.


Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Other

Elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honors, with distinction as one of few elected during junior year.


Dean's Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate University, Award

Received all semesters of undergraduate studies (2009-2013) for obtaining a GPA above 3.30/4.00.


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