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Emily Wetherbee

Emily Wetherbee is an architect and teacher based in Warren, RI. She earned a BA in Ecological Design from The Evergreen State College, where she curated her own curriculum including studies at Arcosanti, Earthship Biotecture and Permaculture Farms in Hawaii—all of which helped frame her career in architecture. She graduated with a MArch from Parsons School of Design, where she participated in the Design Workshop Program. Prior to starting her own practice, she managed several large-scale public resiliency projects in New York City and taught a first-year foundations course on sustainable design and climate change at The New School.

Wetherbee’s design work focuses on exposing fundamental infrastructural systems such as water, waste, food and energy in hopes of promoting environmental stewardship and activism in the face of an ever-changing climate. Most recently she has been researching the intersection of architecture, land use policy, animal sanctuaries and zoology.