We are pleased to welcome Emily Grandstaff-Rice, AIA, to Arrowstreet as Senior Associate. A natural and effortless leader, Emily served as the 2014 president of the Boston Society of Architects, where she strived to better leverage public outreach, shape the future of the architectural profession, and partner with the (then) new Mayor to promote the value architects have on shaping the city.  Her efforts to elevate the practice of architecture can also be seen at a national level: she was recently named the Chair of the national AIA Commission on Equity in Architecture.

Emily’s innovative design work reinforces that a building is more than its shell; it is an experience.  She thoughtfully considers ever-changing technology, the social economy, and environmental urgency in her work, which ranges from academic, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects. She sees each project as an opportunity for creative problem solving and envisioning connections that don’t exist.

Emily’s accomplishments have been acknowledged by local and national publications; she was personally honored by Building Design + Construction, the Boston Business Journal, and the AIA. She is also frequently called upon to serve as a speaker and writer on the future of architecture.

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University.

We at Arrowstreet welcome Emily to our team, helping to continue Arrowstreet’s long tradition of delivering innovative design solutions to meet today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.