About Me.
Emily Arden Wells is an architect, artist, and graphic designer. She currently works for Adjaye Associates New York office, where she is part of the core design team for the Smithsonian African American Museum in Washington D.C. She is the Executive Editor and Co-Founder and of Gastronomista, founded with Jennifer Pelka in 2009, where she writes under the pseudonym Miss Emma Emerson. Emily designed the identity and website for Gastronomista, and continues to do graphic design for many private clients. Emily’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper*, Elle, and her thesis project was selected for the the Archiprix 2011, an exhibition of the ‘World’s Greatest Graduation projects’. Emily was selected for Wallpaper* Magazine’s 2010 Graduate Directory as part of the “next wave of creative talents who are shaking up the world around you”. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture (‘09) where she won the coveted H.I. Feldman Prize for a sustainable multi-family housing proposal in Houston, Texas. The prize is awarded annually to the best solution of an architectural problem. Wells also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to a year of studies at the Architectural Association of London. She currently lives in Brooklyn.