At Emily Kovner Moss, each design project embodies a timeless aesthetic and innovative spirit. Closely listening to and collaborating with clients, her approach allows for a transformative, dynamic process that gives rise to unique, specific, and enduring work. Designing at all scales, from product to larger buildings, her point of view is consistently characterized by classic principles imbued with a modern sensibility. She is dedicated to the foundations of openness, clarity, sustainability, rigor, comfort, invention and sophistication. She is an effective problem solver, providing successful solutions that reflect her impeccable eye and iconic voice. Emily believes in the power of architecture and design to inspire the spirit and enhance everyday life.
As principal and founder, Emily Kovner Moss incorporates her life-long engagement with architecture, technology, art, learning, and culture into the work of the firm. Educated at Stanford University, Emily graduated with Phi Beta Kappa, Honors, and Distinction. She earned her graduate degree at the Yale University School of Architecture where she was a Yale Merit Scholar, Teaching Fellow with Vincent Scully, and Eero Saarinen Award for Design Excellence Recipient. For over twelve years, Emily has been a Partner at the internationally recognized firm Eric Owen Moss Architects where she has overseen projects throughout the United States, China, and Europe. She has garnered professional recognitions including the George Nelson Fellowship for Independent Research and the prestigious post graduate Luce Fellowship. Her work has been featured on AIA tours and in publications such as Dwell Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. She taught for many years at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture and is associated with a number of scholarly organizations including the Leopold Schepp Foundation and the American Association of University Women. Committed to an ethos of giving, Emily sits on design review and philanthropic boards.