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DAA: Michael A. Emerson

Michael A. Emerson

Michael A. Emerson


Chicago, IL


As senior vice president of VOA Associates, an international design firm, Michael Emerson, B.S. 1988, has worked on diverse projects both far and near to his company’s Chicago headquarters. Emerson’s design credits include Chicago’s Navy Pier; the city master plan for Su Qian, China; the University of Cincinnati’s Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center; the Cleveland Waterfront Master Plan; and the Jockey Club in Miami. 1988 B.S., Landscape Architecture, Purdue University 1988-89 Intern, Benjamin Thompson and Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1992- M.S., Architecture; M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1992-93 Lead Designer, Brian Clouston Partners/Aspinwall, Hong Kong 1993-94 Director of Design Services for Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana 1994 Associate, Benjamin Thompson and Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1994-present Project Manager, Project Architect, Planner, Historic Preservationist, and Landscape Architect on Projects for Institutional, Public, and Commercial Ventures, VOA Associates, Inc., Chicago