Educated at Yale School of Architecture, with forays to London's AA, Iran, Italy and Argentina during her studies, Emily Arden Wells has also spent time at the offices of Fentress Bradburn, Avro|KO and Studio Daniel Libeskind. But rather than launch herself off into exotic and elaborate forms, Wells' work focuses closely on more practical complexities, such as the arrangement of various forms of private apartment into a cohesive whole. This obsession with living space, human interaction and better ways of making the most of what we've got landed her a new job at Adjaye Associates. Influenced by natural textures and the landscape, the culture and atmosphere of the American West, she says that 'the power of design comes when you can begin to anticipate the design opportunities created by each different user’s relationship with the building,' adding that 'you can choreograph unique and visceral experiences.' Currently working on a New York restaurant, her long term plans include creating her own house back west.
Le Corbusier, Max Ernst, Brodsky & Utkin, Peter Zumthor, Georges Bataille, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Walton Ford, OMA, Gordon Matta Clark, and James Corner.