Emily Howard ’94 and her colleagues are responsible
for your safety and the few sacred inches of
Plexiglas between your hands and the barracuda at
Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla. This, her “favorite”
project since becoming an architect, allowed her to
create the sensation of swimming with sharks simply
by angling the glass to create an illusion of invisibility.
A graduate of Cornell’s three-four program with
Washington University in St. Louis, Howard completed
a master of architecture degree in 1996 and specializes
architecture. She works for
Peckham, Guyton, Albers &
Viets Inc. in St. Louis, where
she also teaches an architecture
graphics course at
A Cornell class on Chicago
architecture altered her life
by inspiring her to become
an architect. The block took
her to the city itself and was
team-taught by Hank Lifson
and Richard Thomas. “This
class was instrumental in
helping me make my career choice. I’ll never forget
it,” says Howard, who loves to spend time renovating
her 106-year-old Victorian home.
Emily Howard ’94 is an entertainment
architect whose projects have included
Discovery Cove in Orlando and Sea
World San Diego.
She credits One-Course-At-A-Time with preparing her
for graduate school by teaching her to “jump in and
tackle the tasks at hand without hesitation. OCAAT
taught me to explore and initiate ideas thoughtfully
and expeditiously, which continues to be an asset in
my architecture career,” she says.
Howard is currently involved in the design phase for a
park-improvement project with Sea World San Diego.