Emily Smietana


After graduating from the University of Oregon with a commendable portfolio, Emily began her career at Sum Design Studio + Architecture where she completed a number of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Commercial tenant improvements, adaptive reuse, historic restoration, financial institutions, and residential design all contribute to Emily's body of work.

Inspired by the natural environment and art, Emily expands on her architecture career as an artist and poet.  She is currently pursuing her architecture license for the State of Oregon.

Professional and Cultural Organizations

  • Design Critic: Portland State University and University of Oregon


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • Thesis Studio admitted to the University of Oregon Permanent Archive
  • Peer Graphic Design Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant: Environmental Control Systems