Emily Waugh is founding principal of Survey Studio, a multidisciplinary practice focused on the transformative power of narrative in design through writing, research, exhibition design, publications, and graphic communication. Within this context Emily has collaborated with a range of clients including Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos, West 8, Winy Maas and The Why Factory at TU Delft, Martha Schwartz Partners, SuperSudaca, Claude Cormier + Associés, The Métis International Garden Festival, The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and PUBLIC WORK, Office for Landscape and Urban Design.
Emily is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where her practice in design communication forms the basis for her ongoing research into the changing role of communication in the fields of landscape architecture and architecture.
Recent publications include: Experimenting Landscapes, Testing the Limits of the Garden (Birkhauser, 2016), Harvard Design Magazine 36, Landscape Architecture’s Core? Recycling Space: Curating Urban Evolution. The Work of Martha Schwartz Partners (ORO Editions, 2012), GSD Platform 3 (Barcelona, GSD/ Actar, 2010), Visionary Cities, with Winy Maas and Alexander Sverdlov (Rotterdam, NAi Publishers, 2009), and Because of Who We Are—50 Years With OWP/P, with Bruce Mau Design (2007).
Prior to establishing her own practice, Emily worked in the studios of Morphosis Architects and Bruce Mau Design.
Emily holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).