David Emmons is an architectural designer based in Paris, France. Previously, he was a Lecturer at the Illinois School of Architecture in Champaign, IL where he instructed graduate and undergraduate design studios and independent studies in fabrication. During his time at the University of Illinois, he also worked as a consultant for Jeffery S. Poss, Architect and as an intern for AS+GG in Chicago. In addition, he spent several years as a Project Architect for the University of Illinois' Sustainable Student Farm, collaborating with local research groups Fresh Press Research Lab and the Woody Perennial Polyculture (WPP). He received his M.Arch from the University of Illinois and his B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington while also participating in UW's Rome Program. He was recently awarded the 2019 Clyde Lee and Jane Cecilia Baker Traveling Fellowship for his proposal "The Illusion of Permanence: Physical and Meta-Physical Walls of Europe’s Past, Present, and Future."