Emily Perchlik

Emily Perchlik


Associate Principal

“The cities, buildings, and places where we live can inspire movement and create healthy, mobile communities. As architects, urban designers, and planners, we create this relationship between communities and the environment when we design places that make movement joyful, easy and intuitive for all.”

As a child, Emily loved everything art, especially making models out of paper and cardboard. As a runner, she has always loved exploring the spaces between buildings with her running shoes, seeing the cities she lives in and visits as networks of architecture, culture, and environment. This love of cities led her from small towns to the urban center of Austin, where she started her career in architecture, urban design and historic preservation. Eventually, the draw of mountains and water brought Emily to Seattle where she furthered her focus on urban design and architecture that inspires movement.

Emily carries a growth mindset in all she does, from designing structures to running up mountains. Her favorite project is always the next one, because she loves the challenge of applying learned techniques within new constraints.

Our Perkins Eastman

Emily values mentorship in architecture, participating in the Perkins Eastman Mentorship Program, serving as co-chair for the Puget Sound WTS Mentoring Program for women in the transportation industry, and participating in several other architecture-focused youth mentorship programs. She also serves as a design process and culture leader on internal initiatives for the Seattle studio of VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio.


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  • +1 (206) 812-1581
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  • Education

  • University of Washington; M.Arch
  • Ball State University; B.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • AIA Seattle; Diversity Roundtable member
  • Seattle Architectural Foundation
  • WTS Puget Sound
    (Women in Transportation)
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards