Emily Ardoin joined the M.S.H.P. program in Fall 2012. Emily graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2008 with a bachelor of interior design degree and a minor in architectural history. She worked as a commercial designer and space planner for four years and earned an NCIDQ certificate in 2011. During her time in New Orleans, Emily became involved with the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans and Docomomo Louisiana. Through Docomomo, Emily contributed photography to an exhibition and brochure highlighting modern architecture in New Orleans. She also contributed photography to A Plea For Modernism, a documentary by Handcrafted Films which advocated for the restoration of significant New Orleans modern school buildings. In summer 2013, she completed an internship with SWCA Environmental Consultants, an environmental and cultural resource management firm in Houston, Texas. Emily is currently working on a professional report completing a National Register of Historic Places Multiple-Property Documentation Form for historic dance halls in south Louisiana. Another current project is Inside Modern Texas: The Case for Preserving Interiors, a spring and summer 2014 exhibition in the Architecture and Planning Library.