Emily Woods Weiskopf

Emily Woods Weiskopf


Associate Principal

“My favorite part about interior design is the human scale and the human experience with space. In multi-residential in particular, it’s about designing spaces where people can share their lives and create community.”

Emily calls herself “a big history nerd.” Her favorite childhood family vacations were the ones where she got to explore old house museums. Add in a gift for math and science, and she used that love of houses and history to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. A graduate-school internship at ForrestPerkins, however, introduced her to the world of hospitality interiors, working on a project that combined historic preservation, adaptive re-use and new construction for hotels. “It brought everything together that I loved,” she says. Emily worked with hotel and hospitality clients for nine years before moving into multi-residential projects, which has been her focus since 2012. As the co-practice leader for ForrestPerkins’ Washington, DC, studio, she works with developers on apartment and condominium projects up and down the east coast and across the country. A combined M.Arch-MBA, furthermore, gives her an eye for management and finance, which helps her understand her clients’ perspective from a budget as well as design point of view.

Our Perkins Eastman

Emily sits on the firmwide Perkins Eastman Project Management Committee, helping train up-and-coming colleagues to be proficient project managers. She also devotes much of her time to training and mentoring her ForrestPerkins colleagues.


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  • +1 (202) 239-4562
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  • Education

  • University of Cincinnati, M.Arch-MBA; B.S. Architecture
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects