Emily Woods, an accomplished ForrestPerkins’ Architect and Project Manager, leads multi-residential and hotel projects through all phases of the design and construction process, from concept design and feasibility studies through construction administration, furniture installation and finishing touches.

She is passionate about striking a harmonious balance between furnishings and artwork and major architectural features. With a business background, Emily excels at taking a step back and looking at the project from the owner’s perspective, helping to keep the design team grounded. Emily’s strengths include collaborating with architects and other consultants; construction administration services, especially trouble shooting with contractors in the field; and Revit documentation. Before joining ForrestPerkins in DC, Emily was an integral part of the ForrestPerkins Dallas team that renovated The Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas. She also gained valuable experience while working at SHP Leading Design in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she focused on historic renovations and worked on various LEED-certified projects, and at Richard Henry Behr Architect, P.C. in Scarsdale, New York, where she focused on high-end residential designs.

Emily holds both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati. Emily also earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a University Honors Scholar.  Her master’s thesis explored the value and design opportunities associated with adapting an abandoned historic school building into luxury residential living.  Emily is a licensed architect in the District of Columbia and is a professional member of the American Institute of Architects.