EMILY DALLMEYER

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The potential impact on communities through our design work is inspiring. The ripple effect beyond the occupants of a building can be huge. Also, my peers and coworkers inspire me. They demonstrate that I can always learn something and do better.

EMILY DALLMEYER

Bio:

Emily completed her M.Arch from UNC Charlotte in 2015 and since then has been working for Little, first as an intern and then as project architect and project manager working on community projects. She enjoys the complexity and variety that civic projects guarantee: from 911 call centers, to police departments, to community resource centers. These types of facilities positively impact their communities and working on these projects alongside our clients gives her joy.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I studied fine art first, and afterwards I worked for non-profits. My work with AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte proved that construction resonated for me. With Architecture, I can combine my fine art work with construction.

What do you do?

I am a Project Architect; I ensure that our projects are drawn well. I also manage the progression of our production, plan client presentations, and work with more junior staff to assign them tasks and show them how to complete drawings.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love learning from our clients about their work so that we can design architecture that makes their lives better. I also enjoy teaching and working alongside younger staff because that reveals where I have room for growth as well.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The potential impact on communities through our design work is inspiring. The ripple effect beyond the occupants of a building can be huge. Also, my peers and coworkers inspire me. They demonstrate that I can always learn something and do better.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I’m still working on that. I came to architecture later than some, so completing my M.Arch degree and getting licensed were huge milestones. I’m proud of how far I have come since embarking on architecture.

Featured Project Name: 

Valerie Woodard Center Renovation

 

Featured Project Location: 

Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Renovating a 1970’s shopping mall into LEED certified county office space presents an exciting opportunity for almost any design firm. With economic revitalization as a primary business goal, Mecklenburg County wanted the converted facility to invite and attract people, increase occupancy, create business opportunities and enhance its overall image. Program includes workspace for teams supporting Health and Human Services, Community Support Services, the pilot Community Resource Center.  Also including a shared conference and training area, the design continues to support Mecklenburg County’s goals of great customer service, flexible/adaptable space and a healthy environment for its staff.

Photography Credit:

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting