EMILY SAUNDERS
Designer & Executive Assistant

Emily is a designer from the UK with a  BArch from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  She completed her studies in 2015 with a thesis looking at creating a new infrastructural typology for water reclamation in DTLA, research into community participation in activating city spaces, and prototyping several performative systems as a part of Cal Poly’s digital fabrication labs.  Her thesis work received a 2015 Thesis Award at Cal Poly  along with an honorable mention for her entry in Cal Poly’s 2014 Vellum Furniture Competition.   In 2014,  her project Restart[Tirupur] won AECOMs Urban SOS competition and she presented at the Center for Architecture in New York.  After, she co-founded Restart[YourCity] and they are now beginning work in Chennai, India.  Outside the lab she likes to work at the Tenderloin National Forest and spend time with her dog Kevyn.  

emily@future-cities-lab.net