Emily Estes

Emily Estes

Santa Clara, CA, US



I just achieved my Master of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and am working full time at Mosaic Associates Architects in Troy, NY. My thesis dealt with the drought and housing crisis in the California San Francisco Bay Area. I am working with Lydia Kallipoliti on the book of her exhibit, Closed Worlds, for The Storefront for Art and Architecture, and on her exhibit at the Istanbul biennial. I recently spent a month in Italy with Garfagnana Innovazione at the 2015 Digital Stone Project, creating a marble sculpture with a 7 axis robotic CNC mill and finishing it by hand.

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

Jun 2016 - current

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

I am working with Professor Lydia Kallipoliti (of EcoRedux) as a research assistant on the upcoming "Closed Worlds" exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City which opens in February.

I will also be contributing to two other projects with her in 2016, after the exhibition opens.

Dec 2015 - current

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

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.

Jul 2015 - May 2016

Artik Art and Architecture, San Jose, CA, US, Intern Architect

May 2014 - Aug 2014


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

Jun 2013 - May 2016

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

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Syracuse University in Florence, Florence, IT, Pre-Professional Architecture, Intermediate-Advanced Italian

My time was split between the pre-professional architecture program with Syracuse University's campus in Florence and an Intermediate-Advanced level Italian class at the the University of Florence. The Syracuse program consisted of a Studio class and a field study class in which we visited over 10 Italian cities to tour, sketch, and discuss significant buildings and landmarks in each.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

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