Emma Nolan

Emma Nolan

Portland, OR, US



Architectural Designer & LEED Accredited Professional with over 5 years' experience at offices in Seattle, Chicago, Portland, OR and Columbus, OH. 


Myhre Group Architects, Portland, OR, US, Job Captain

Office focuses on multi-family housing. I have provided project administration for a 3 building apartment complex and a hotel. Project administration includes managing workflow for multiple interns, construction documentation & coordination, assisting with construction administration, and managing an electronic submittal process for permit review. I was also project manager for a prototype hotel. My contribution on that project included project management, developing standards for the office for future hotel projects, and coordination with interior designers as well as engineers. I'm am currently working on construction documentation, project management, and contributing to specifications for a clubhouse for a 18 building apartment complex.

Apr 2012 - current

Freelance, Portland, OR, & Chicago, IL, Designer/Drafter/Assistant

I assisted with design development and permit drawings for a 40,000 s.f. office addition. I produced SketchUp renderings for client meetings, assisted with coordination with consultants and project administration.

I produced watercolors renderings of completed residential projects in Colorado & Arizona for a Contractor.

I provided design & drafting assistance for a residence in Chicago.

During slower months I took various temporary clerical assignments in both Portland and Chicago, including a 5 month assignment an accounting firm company.

Jul 2008 - current

Morris Architects Planners, Architectural Designer

Morris AP focuses on performing arts facilities. The primary project I contributed to in my time there was a theater located in Chicago which involved both new construction and the reuse of an existing structure. I took site measurements and drew as-built drawings using Architectural Desktop 2009. I took part in a collaborative process to develop the design of the new construction portion of the Project. I assisted with construction documentation, including developing permit drawings, and revisions to specifications.

I was also involved with design development and permit drawings for a private cabin in Wisconsin, took site measurements & developed as-built drawings for another small theater/tenant improvement project.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

Ron Wright and Associates/Architects, Inc., Architectural Intern

I was employed with RWAA during summer 2005. In that time I focused mainly on design development through direct client coordination for a small physical therapy office in Seattle. I also assisted on construction documents for tenant improvement projects, and a community center.

I returned to work for RWAA upon graduation from the Univ. of Washington & remained at the firm for 2 years. I primarily focused on Leona Condominiums. I was involved in this project from early design development through Construction Administration. I was entrusted with coordination with the client, consultants and contractor throughout all phases. I gained extensive construction administration experience by attending weekly site meetings, and conducting site visits to prepare a weekly progress report for the client.

Jul 2005 - Jun 2008

Glavan Feher Architects, Inc., Architectural Intern

I was hired as part of the Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant Studio. I coordinated directly with clients, code officials and consultants. I worked on several projects during my time with the firm. I helped develop construction documents and presentation drawings for design review boards.

I also participated in a site feasibility charette for a high end grocery store.

Jul 2003 - Jul 2004

Gardner Architects LLC, Architectural Intern

I conducted site analysis, prepared design and construction drawings, and coordinated with engineering consultants for a family medical center addition.
I also assisted the principal architect with construction documentation for a wide range of projects, including office tenant improvement and residential projects as well as an outdoor music venue.

Aug 2002 - Jul 2003


University of Washington, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

The Ohio State University, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Jun 2002

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