Emily Lodato, Assoc. AIA, is co-chair of AIA Baltimore Future Architects Resources (FAR)/BAF Kids in Design. She grew up in Huntington, New York and attended Syracuse University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2015. Emily elected to spend a semester studying abroad at the Syracuse Florence Center, where she traveled throughout Italy studying its public spaces and historical urban fabric. Additionally, she spent a summer studying through Syracuse University in New York City with a focus on real estate development guided by architecture. Her thesis, “Re-Forming Prisons: Better Mental Health Through Progressive Penitentiary Design,” argues for sound therapeutic practices as the basis for prison design and was showcased in the Thesis Prize Exhibition in the School of Architecture. Emily interned during the summer at Studio Geiger Architecture & Design in New York City and worked on the design of several single-family residential renovations within the city before moving to Baltimore in the summer after graduating. She began her career at Design Collective working on renovations, additions and new construction projects for Baltimore City Public Schools’ 21st Century Schools program, including the recently completed Pimlico Elementary & Middle School, as well as interior renovations for Johns Hopkins University at its Homewood Campus and its School of Medicine.
Emily joined the AIA Baltimore chapter in 2015. She was introduced to the Future Architects Resources committee through her work as a participant and coordinator of the Adopt-A-School program at Design Collective over the past four years. She joins the FAR committee as co-chair to promote the education of the built environment in the greater Baltimore community.