With ten years of professional experience and a portfolio of work including K-12, civic and workplace projects, Emily Jones is an Associate and Designer. In projects, such as Sonoma Academy, Atherton Library, and the Microsoft Global Experience Center in Redmond, she has been responsible for the continuity of design intent from Schematic Design through Construction Documents.
Emily is passionate about sustainable design. Her approach focuses on informed material selection– utilizing natural building materials to address contemporary considerations of human and environmental health impacts, performance, and client context. Simultaneously familiar and progressive, her approach presents our clients with an intuitive connection to sustainable thinking. Her research in natural materials helped the award-winning Sonoma Academy meet the ambitious Living Building Challenge and has proven to be a defining moment in her career.
Prior to joining WRNS, Emily gained experience at internationally recognized firms in New York City and Los Angeles. She earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where she was a graduate teaching assistant to the architecture program. In an ongoing studio partnership with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Lecturer, Stacey White, Emily remains academically involved as a Visiting Critic for third-year architecture students.