Emily Frost

Emily Frost

Rapid City, SD, US



Just as the environment shapes our lives, design shapes our environment.

Naturally, our environment is designed to accommodate us. Therefore, design should be created to act like nature and its sub-conscious comfort. Design can inspire how one ventures through their environment in a healthy, playful, sophisticated, productive, or simply relaxing manner.

As a designer, my hope is to reach out to others through my design and inspire through creativity and simple thought. I invite you to open your eyes to your surrounding environment, whether it be indoors or outdoors, and explore the ingenuity of design effects.




AcV2 architecture, Rapid City, SD, US, Interior and Collateral Designer

After spending years dominating the front row on volleyball courts throughout the region and earning a degree at Colorado State, Emily works at AcV2 architecture, LLC as a multi-disciplinary designer and multi-purpose problem solver. To borrow a term from volleyball, Emily is the “libero” at AcV2. She brings tremendous energy and design acumen to a variety of disciplines: interior design, architecture, project management, programming, marketing, graphic design, and client relations. Emily aspires to creatively and thoughtfully design natural and built environments that positively impact the way we all live, work and play.

Nov 2011 - current


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

The Interior Design program provides a broad exposure to aspects of the practice of interior design at the entry level. The program is grounded in research-based problem solving in addition to a variety of cultural, environmental, and historic perspectives. The Interior Design program is accredited through the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), recognizing the highest academic standards established by the profession.

After completing two required core discipline courses and maintaining a 2.5 GPA, participation in the Design Scenario is then required to advance into the major.

The BS in Interior Design encompasses a sequence of courses providing a strong basis from which team and individual solutions to problems can be demonstrated.

Interior Design Courses Emphasize:
Space planning
Codes related to life safety
Creative problem solving
Sustainable design strategies
Global/cultural perspective
Commericial design (e.g. healthcare, institutional, restaurant, resort)
Residential design (e.g. custom homes, condominiums, apartment)
Lighting design
CAD operator
Tenant finishes/facility management

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Graphic Communications Award, Award

Award given to a Senior Interior Design student at Colorado State University for displaying excellent graphic communication throughout the Interior Design program.


Design Excellence Award, Award

Award given to one of two Senior Interior Design students at Colorado State University for displaying excellence in all realms of the field of Interior Design.


The Carole Becker Officer of the Year Award, Award

Awarded to a Sports Club officer at Colorado State University for excellence in an officer position throughout all sport clubs. Awarded to Club Volleyball President.


Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity-CURC, Award

Collge Honors for Interior Design

CURC: "Throughout the year, Colorado State University recognizes and honors the achievements of students in the areas of research & creativity. Students are invited to participate in a variety of events that will provide them an opportunity to showcase what they have learned through their research and creative activities.

Each year, events culminate with the CURC Showcase in April. The showcase features outstanding performers and award winners from all disciplines. Following the Showcase, an awards ceremony recognizes all participants and honored awards winners from the various events."


Horizons Award, Award

Award given to a Senior Interior Design student at Colorado State University for balancing design and an extracurricular activity, while maintaining a good GPA.


Donghia Foundation Scholarship CSU, Nomination

One of two Junior Interior Design students awarded to enter into a National design competition for a scholarship to support the last year of Interior Design.


Areas of Specialization