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Emily Grandstaff-Rice

Emily Grandstaff-Rice

Emily Grandstaff-Rice

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Master of Liberal Arts in Educational Technologies, Harvard University
Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Emily Grandstaff-Rice AIA is an associate at Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (C7A), a multi-disciplinary firm in Cambridge, MA, and has been active at the Boston Architectural College since 2006. Emily has shown exceptional leadership through her work at C7A in her commitment to design and construction through projects such as the Boston Children's Museum, Liberty Hotel, and Discovery Place World Alive Exhibit. Her passion and commitment to education is demonstrated through her teaching at the BAC, volunteer work with children, activities with the AIA Young Architects Forum, service on the AIA Continuing Education Quality Assurance Panel, and Boston Society of Architects Board of Directors. She was awarded the AIA Young Architect Award in 2008 and was featured as a speaker and contributor to the AIA Continuing Education System.

Emily believes that learning and discovery through practice are integral to how a designer learns. She considers herself a student, teacher and participant in both education design (e.g. curriculum development, educational delivery) and design education (e.g. how do we learn to design, design pedagogies, social constructions of design). As an instructor at the BAC, she teaches to better understand her own passion of design and guide students in discovering their voice and appreciation of design. As a teacher, she studies how to best teach effectively through the lens of design-allowing her to be reflective as a teacher. As a practitioner she applies her knowledge daily, allowing students to get relevant, authentic knowledge from her own experiences.