Meet the Associate: Emily Lubbers AIA, NCIDQ

Emily Lubbers, MSP newest Associate

The MSP Associate Program has been created for the purpose of identifying leadership, excellence and performance within our organization and to reward individuals whose performance excels in areas deemed vital to our continued successful operation. The Associate Program is designed to broaden selected individuals’ understanding of and contribution to the success of MSP and to reward those selected for their contributions to that end. The Associate Program recognizes leadership potential as well as individual achievements; however, the optimal environment within MSP remains one of teamwork and collaboration amongst all departments.

Associate Program includes Andrea Fullbeck Andrew Dodds, Bryan Grome, Emily Lubbers, and Louis Hanser II.

Associate Questionnaire

When did you come to MSP?

February 29, 2016

What is your role at MSP and what are your job responsibilities?

I am a senior project manager in the architecture department. I have my license in both architecture and interior design and act as our department’s BIM (building information modeling) coordinator. As a senior project manager and integral member of the MSP Design team, I work directly with clients and team members on all aspects of the design process from contracts and proposals through construction administration. I work to produce complete sets of construction documents for each project I am involved in as well as maintaining the building information model. Job tasks include: proposals, contracts, programming, budget analysis, concept design, interior design, BIM Management, construction documents, project management, fee management, consultant coordination, client presentations, material selection, specifications, and construction administration

How long have you worked within this industry?

I graduated from grad school in 2011 with a master’s of architecture so not including my co-ops I have been in the industry for 12+ years.

What does being an associate mean to you?

I am looking forward to being more involved in the leadership of MSP and helping shape the culture and direction.

What is your favorite part about your job?

Taking a client’s dream or vision and being able to turn it into a built form that positively impacts them and the community.

During your time at MSP what has been the coolest project you’ve worked on so far?

It isn’t the coolest in terms of design, but the most impactful project I have worked on while at MSP is the Cincinnati Scholar House, because of its mission. Being able to help Her Cincinnati create a building with the purpose of breaking the poverty cycle two generations at a time was an incredible experience.

Tell us something most people would be surprised to learn about you?

For as outgoing and talkative as I am, I hate being in social situations where I don’t know anyone and am expected to socialize/network.

What is something that you enjoy doing outside of work?

Hiking, volleyball, traveling

How has your career grown since starting at MSP?

When I came to MSP I was just starting to get my feet wet in terms of project management.

What makes you proud to work at MSP?

I am proud to work at a company that truly values its clients and employees. I have seen MSP bend over backwards to help their clients and employees, including myself, in times of need and am proud to be part of a company with that kind of culture.


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