Emily Redding

Emily Redding, AIA

Emily is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and an architect at designshop in Memphis.  Her interest in design began as a child growing up outside of Fort Worth, Texas helping with the many renovation and improvement projects her family completed for their home.  This began her fascination with the ability to "beautify" existing spaces through creative solutions, fueling her desire to further improve aesthetics and functionality in the built environment through renovation and new design.  Emily's creativity extends to her passion for music and songwriting.  This combination of gifts brings a unique musicality to her visual design and a consideration for the acoustic effect of different spaces and materials.  Emily realizes that buildings are more than space and light, they also affect us by the way they interact with the sounds we make.

Emily completed the BFA in Architecture along with a Music Minor in Piano Performance from the University of Memphis.  Then, she was able to combine both passions as she completed a professional Master of Architecture degree from the University of Memphis, focusing on the power of acoustical architecture and designing a public sanctuary for singing and music as her thesis project.

While completing her formal education, Emily gained valuable experience working in collaboration with various architecture firms specializing in healthcare design.  She also continues to teach piano, give concerts, and lead worship in her church.  Her volunteer community involvement encompasses planning and design projects such as the design-build of a dog park in Midtown Memphis and pavilions at Carpenter Arts Garden as part of the Department of Architecture AIAS Design+Build Studio, assisting in AIA sponsored events, and other church and community programs.

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