Emily Kemper

Emily Kemper

Portland, OR, US



Emily hails from Cincinnati where she graduated with a six-year Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2002 from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Through the college's cooperative education system, Emily had the opportunity to work in architecture firms in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York City, as well as study design in Europe for three months.  Upon graduation, she worked in Cincinnati for several years, where she became passionate about sustainable design through independent research and workshops. This led her to the Master of Building Science program in the USC School of Architecture, where she focused her research on residential energy efficiency, net zero energy architecture and sustainable urbanism.  At USC, Emily was the President of the Graduate Architecture Student Association (GASA), the Graduate Student Representative to the AIA-LA’s Board of Directors, and a member of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Student Advisory Board.  She is also an avid biker, amateur photographer, and blogger.   Emily is currently a technical manager of building science supporting residential energy efficiency programs in a Portland, Oregon-based energy efficiency company.  Most recently, Emily taught as an adjunct instructor of an advanced technology course focusing on the assessment of sustainable buildings at the University of Oregon, Portland campus.


Emily's School Blog on Archinect:

University of Southern California (Emily)

Category Title


PECI, Technical Manager - Building Science

Oct 2009 - current


University of Southern California (USC), Masters, Graduate Building Science

Aug 2007 - May 2009

University of Cincinnati, BArch, 6-year Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 1996 - Jun 2002


Saul Goldin Memorial Student Lighting Design Scholarship Competition, 1st Place

$5,000 Scholarship for Graduate School


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