Elegance + Efficiency: Meet Emily LaRocco

Oct 7, 2021 | Practice

We are excited to welcome Emily LaRocco to the Odimo team. Emily comes to us fresh from Kansas State University where she recently received her Master of Architecture with a Minor in Community Planning. 

Influenced by her favorite author, C.S. Lewis, and his logical yet beautiful way of looking at the world, Emily understands that elegance and efficiency aren’t mutually exclusive. As Lewis said, “We do not want merely to see beauty…we want something else which can hardly be put into words. To be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” 

Emily’s path to architecture began with a pottery class her junior year of high school where she discovered a passion for creating pieces that were both beautiful and practical. Her mother and her teacher helped her see the parallel between creating functional yet elegant ceramic pieces and this similar approach in architecture. They encouraged Emily to pursue architecture in college – which is exactly what she did. 

We first connected with Emily last year through a K-State professional practice presentation, and when we were on a hunt for a new designer, she responded to our call. Her passion for design, collaboration, and community is a great fit with Odimo’s vision-driven approach. We can already see that her talent and enthusiasm for both elegance and efficiency will be an asset to our growing practice.