Over 30 years of experience in private practice (Auriemma Design) and through affiliations with other firms, Emma has created efficient flowing floor plans, dynamic spaces, and striking exteriors for successful projects. It’s about bringing the potential into reality and she will help articulate your needs to translate them into your vision. Practicing architecture with background experience in interior design, she understands the requirements for furnishings, activities, the use of space, as well as providing for the environmental architectural qualities of three dimensional space, lighting, style and finishes.
After earning both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design, Emma began her career acquiring a diverse knowledge of building types and construction methods for residential, commercial and hospitality projects through associations with noted firms in New York, London and Los Angeles.
Emma is a licensed architect and certified with NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Designers Qualification), and LEED, AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited. She is considerate of construction materials, methods and technologies that provide aesthetics and both energy and financial savings.
In addition to extensive residential and commercial work, Emma’s professional experience has also included hospitality design with two of the foremost international hotel design firms in Los Angeles. Her projects included the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, the Four Seasons in Las Vegas and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas/Fort Worth. Her responsibilities encompassed interior architectural planning, design, finish and furnishing specifications.
For almost 20 years Emma has had her own architectural practice, Auriemma Design, specializing in residential and commercial architecture and renovation serving clients in Pebble Beach, Carmel and Monterey on the exquisite Monterey Peninsula in California. She is now expanding her practice to Reno, Nevada.
Emma has been a vital community member by serving on numerous committees of the Chamber of Commerce and the Monterey County Hospitality Association and the Pacific Coast Church. She was also involved in arranging various fundraising events for a variety of charities.
Her love of art, architecture, food and travel has led her to many corners of the world. Architectural design is the vehicle for integrating her experiences and talents into projects of great artistry.