• Associates of Arts in Fine Art, 2005
    • Rock Valley Community College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture, 2009
    • Cum Laude, Columbia College Chicago


  • Six Dean’s List achievements
  • Ranked in Top 25 in National IDEC Competition for sustainable housing design
  • Awarded commissioning of an art piece for Rock Valley College President

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Certified Notary Public
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Omicron-Eta Chapter
    • (Honor Fraternity)
  • River District Member
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Emily C. Christiansen, IIDA

Administrative Assistant/Interior Designer

Emily provides executive-level assistance to the Principal Architect and assists in the facilitation and execution of administrative responsibilities throughout Gary W. Anderson Architects. Her responsibilities include drafting contracts, creating project proposals, and production of Historic Tax Credit applications.

In addition to her administrative background, Emily is trained in Interior Architecture. Experienced in both traditional and contemporary styles, Emily is able to translate any style to satisfy the desires of an assortment of different clients. Her approach is detail-oriented and client-focused, making her fun to work with and resulting in designs that speak to clients’ personal tastes. Her personal design style consists of a balance of clean and classic design with a bit of an edge.

Project Experience

  • Lawrence Building Lofts, Sterling
  • The Title Team, Janesville
  • Oregon Public Library
  • Erlander Home Museum
  • Erlander Cultural Center
  • Wahl Clipper World Headquarters, Sterling
  • Northwest Fire Protection Stations 1&2
  • St. Mary’s Church, Pecatonica
  • 300 & 400 Blocks of East State Street
    •  Residential Lofts
  • Woodfire Pizza Restaurant

Areas of Focus

  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Presentations
  • Space Planning
  • Project Proposals
  • AIA Contract Documents
  • IHPA Applications
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