An Interview with Emily Monato

Lives in:
USA East Coast
Born in:
USA Midwest
BS Interior Design
Started working with light in:
1989 as an IALD NY Intern with no idea that lighting professionals existed before then
Offices worked at:
Horton Lees Lighting Design, Renee Cooley Lighting Design
Now works at:
Cooley Monato Studio
As well as being:
an always married pet & person parent, often lost traveler, never content creator
Professional membership:
Has been awarded:
Lumen Award, IES Award. IALD Award, Architects Newspaper Best of the Year (2019 for TWA), various professional publication awards
exploring mega cities and finding hidden green places with any combination of fire, stones, sea, and sky

“There’s always going to be sacrifice… but there are people willing to help you get to those goals.”

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