Emarie Skelton AAIA

Architect in Training

Emarie has always been most at home outdoors. The backyards, woods, and neighborhood trees she was drawn to were her first classroom, developing her awareness of light, scale, and material. Combining that solid foundation with a passion for creating, an interest in the mechanics of how things work, and a love for old buildings, Emarie gravitated naturally toward architecture. She joined High Plains Architects in 2015 and is excited to contribute to an innovative design team that serves both its environment and its community.

Growing up in Virginia provided Emarie with plenty of opportunities for exploration, from the Atlantic coast to the Appalachian Mountains, numerous quiet historic towns, and the frenzy of the nation’s capital. Emarie earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech in 2014, and was privileged during her tenure there to participate in design/build LAB, a project-based experiential learning program. Her year spent with design/build LAB creating the Masonic Amphitheater in Clifton Forge, Virginia introduced her to a love of architecture’s community impact and the joys of creative collaboration.

When not at work, Emarie enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and participating in all sorts of competitive sports, especially soccer. She is very close to her family, with whom she shares a love for literature, adventure, and good movies.
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