Emily Dawson, Architect

Emily is a valuable leader with a passion for connecting all players to produce strong and inspiring projects. As a born-and-raised Alaskan, she was drawn to architecture by her desire to improve the way communities impact the natural environment. Emily designed the first CLT structure built in Oregon as part of an expansion of the Oregon Zoo with her previous firm. In 2015, Emily received a travel research fellowship to study mass timber applications in Europe, which deepened her interest in CLT as a driver for modular construction processes. She is a sought-after speaker, and has presented at industry conferences on Mass Wood topics. In 2016, due to her rising leadership in the industry, Emily was recognized as a Daily Journal of Commerce Woman of Vision. In her role as a project manager and architect at PATH Architecture, she is constantly looking for ways to bring teams to collaborative, creative solutions. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2003.