Emily Louise Allen
EMILY LOUISE ALLEN

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EMILY LOUISE ALLEN, LEED AP

By Phone
By Email
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831.588.3964
emily@emilylouiseallen.com
619 Shotwell St. #3 San Francisco CA 94110


EDUCATION

Graduate Studies
Cambridge, MA

 

Undergraduate Studies
New York, NY

Master of Landscape Architecture I, 2017
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design


B.A. Cum Laude, 2010
New York University
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Concentration: Urban Theory & Practice

2015
2014
2013


2010
2009
2008

Student Forum Class Representative

 


New York University Founders’ Day Award
Dean’s List Distinction
Edward Bergman Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant
Harvard GSD
Aug. 2016 to Dec. 2016
Cambridge, MA

  • Used background in both Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning to assist the professors of GSD’s only interdisciplinary options studio (offered jointly by both departments).
  • Produced base maps and graphic templates in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Served as point of contact with Sponsors of the Malaysian Studio and other stakeholders.
  • Technical support via office hours and workshops in Rhino, Grasshoppper, and ArcGIS.

Landscape Designer
Bionic Landscape Architecture
Jun. 2016 to Aug. 2016
San Francisco, CA

  • Campus Master Plan / Technology Firm in Silicon Valley: produced a ten-year 200-page Campus Master Plan to guide campus development and expansion on a neighborhood scale for one of the largest technology corporations in Silicon Valley; worked with a multi-disciplinary team including urban designers, architects, community ecologists, and specialized planners to create a realistic design vision that fit site constraints and city regulations; reviewed and revised draft construction documents for the implementation of the first phase of the plan; translated second phase CDs into illustrative slide decks for client presentations.
  • India Basin / City of San Francisco: researched plant species selection and siting for a coastal bay development; curated project materials and site furnishings palettes; provided expertise in designing public spaces for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Design Proposals / Various: crafted pitch decks and supporting materials for design proposals, including building digital site models and producing illustrative renderings

Founding Principal
BICI Planning & Design
Mar. 2009 to Jan. 2013
Brooklyn, NY
San Francisco, CA

  • Co-founded BICI Planning & Design, a multidisciplinary bicycle-oriented firm with expertise in master planning, infrastructure design, web-app development, community engagement, original research, public awareness campaigns, bicycle education materials, and feasibility studies. 
  • Grew the firm in 18 mo. from a partnership to a staff of six; managed four direct reports and three associates.
  • Won juried national design competition for street furniture designs.
  • Submitted winning proposals for Bicycle Planning efforts throughout the United States.
  • Selected as top 3 finalists for more than 75 percent of proposal submissions.

Selected Clients and Partners: 

The Alliance for Biking & Walking; the City of Westminster, CO; the City of Fayetteville, AR; The City of St. Louis, MO; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Goodmorning Technology; New York University; the New School; NR2154; Princeton University; SoBi Bicycle Share; St. Ann’s School; Tomorrow Lab; the Open Planning Project; the Street Plans Collaborative; Virginia Commonwealth University.

Urban Planning
Dept. of City Planning
Transportation Division
Jan. 2009 to Sep. 2009
New York, NY

  • Contributed to a variety of reports and studies about the future of New York.
  • Managed the publication of “Bike Lane Profiles” from pre-development to distribution. Assembled, analyzed, and quantified eight years of bicycle infrastructure and cyclist count data, and comprehensively cataloged NYC’s bicycle infrastructure to provide substantial support for further installation of bike facilities.
  • Researched, wrote, and fact-checked sections additional publications as part of the Department team.
  • Participated in site surveying and community outreach survey efforts. 
  • Designed layout and graphics for published reports and materials.

Project Lead, Bike to School
NYU Green Grants
May 2007 to Sep. 2008
New York, NY

  • Conceived of, proposed, and received competitive funding from the NYU Green Grants Fund.
  • Orchestrated an abandoned bicycle recycling program. 
  • Wrote “Bicycling at New York University,” a study of existing infrastructure and programs, featuring recommendations and supporting research for the improvement and expansion of bicycling on campus;
  • Document was adopted by the Sustainability Task Force as part of NYU’s Transportation Master Plan.

Volunteer Coordinator
Time’s Up! Bike Co-op
Dec. 2006 to Jun. 2009
New York, NY

  • Restructured the organization’s business model to bring the non-profit closer to economic sustainability.
  • Implemented a new attendance databasing system and an expanded membership benefits program;
  • Increased co-op membership by more than five percent.  
  • Oversaw wholesale purchasing and ordering, leading to increased sales.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Apple OS X
Windows

3D Studio Max
After Effects
ArcGIS Suite
AutoCAD
Excel
Google Earth

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Grasshopper
HTML 5/CSS
InCopy
InDesign
Illustrator
JavaScript
Lumion
Mastercam
PhotoShop

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Powerpoint
Premiere Pro
Processing
RealFlow
Rhino 3D
Sketch-Up
SolidWorks
V-Ray
Word

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Publications + Press

2016
2014
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

Mas Context, Spring 2016. “Exposed Urbanity." 
Platform 7, April 2014. Landscape Core I.
Ink! Magazine, October 2010. “Eco-Friendly Entrepreneur,” by Natty Hawley.
Greenpoint Gazette,  July 2009. “Greenpoint Bikes: BICI,” by Juliet Linderman.
NYU Alumni Magazine, Spring 2008. “On the Road Again,” by Suzanne Krause. 
ABC News, September 2007. “Eyesores into Pedal Power.”
The New York Times, August 2007. “Giving Abandoned Bikes New Life so Students Can Ride,” by Colin Moynihan.