Emily Lawson


Managing Principal

San Francisco


A highly skilled project manager, Emily thrives on navigating the complexity of design and construction projects with many contributors and stakeholders. She serves as the client liaison and the daily point of contact for the architecture and engineering project team, as well as the coordinator for various design, engineering, and construction disciplines.

Emily’s wide range of experience include new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse projects for public sector offices, medical clinics, embassy complexes, and safety buildings, as well as private sector, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, and multi-family residential developments and master planning projects. She specializes in managing complex projects with multiple program uses and stakeholders which require extensive engagement with ownership teams as well as community groups and governing agencies. Emily assembles and manages internal and external teams and manages schedules and budgets to support the project goals and requirements. She shares her expertise widely at SOM as a member of the firmwide project management steering committee.