Principal Architect | Harrison Design

Emily Schickner


Emily joined Harrison Design's Commercial Studio in 2017 and was promoted as the company's first female Principal Architect in 2021. Emily has led over 2 million square feet of design and construction ranging from cottage style homes to over 450K square feet of mixed-use and multi-family developments ranging from 3 to 20+ acre sites. Prior to joining Harrison Design, Emily spent a decade in commercial architecture focused on private education, country & golf clubhouses and hospitality design. 

Emily serves a three-year elected term on AIA Atlanta’s Board of Directors as 2023 President and Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Design Advisory Board. From 2020-2021, she served as the AIA South Atlantic Young Architect Regional Director, in 2021 she graduated from the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, and in 2022 was honored by receiving AIA Georgia’s Emerging Professional of the Year Award.  

She is known for her expertise in the field of mental health and architecture, mentorship to emerging professionals, and activism for JEDI efforts in the profession and community. 

Emily is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).