Emelia Alvis

Project Coordinator

Emelia Alvis

Project Coordinator

Emelia joined the BVH team in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with her Masters in Architecture. An Iowa native, Emelia jumped state lines when she graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Psychology and Anthropology. Despite her Masters degree, she refuses to turn on her native state and remains the only Hawkeye in an office of Huskers and Cyclones. 

Emelia’s interest in architecture developed from the expression of cultural values within the built environment. Her background in the social sciences drives her interest in the tangled nature of people and the places they occupy. Having entered the field relatively recently, Emelia is eager to build experience and knowledge in many different project types. She’s especially  intrigued by the juxtaposition between past and future within adaptive reuse projects and the significance of interpreting value when it comes to historic preservation. 

Outside of the studio, Emelia can usually be found walking her two rescue pups, binge watching the latest show (or The Office again), or competing with/against her husband in various athletic pursuits including hockey, cycling, and snowboarding.