HNTB brings Emily Louchart aboard as director of interior design

Industry leadership, experience includes leading projects across major sports leagues and national restaurant chains

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2021) – Emily Louchart, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA, has joined HNTB Corporation’s architecture practice as director of interior design, helping oversee and support interior work for clients across the country and spanning a variety of market sectors, including aviation and sports.

Louchart is based in the firm’s Kansas City office.

She brings more than a decade of design experience in over 20 major renovation and construction of new facilities, as well as master plan studies across all major sports leagues in North America. This includes design leadership on State Farm Arena Renovation in Atlanta for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Rogers Place Arena in Edmonton and Calgary Event Centre for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, and a stadium & training facility for one of Major League Soccer’s newest franchises, St. Louis City SC. She also has extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality market sector, including design concepting and project management of new and renovated Starbucks Coffee Shops across the country.

Louchart, named a “Power Player” by Sports Business Journal in 2020, comes to HNTB after serving as a principal and senior interior project designer at another architecture firm.

“Emily’s diverse expertise and experience in all phases of interior design will bring incredible insight to the work we are delivering to our clients,” said Julie Wienberg, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, HNTB architecture national practice leader and vice president. “Her ability to bring a custom approach to each project will make a tremendous impact on the capabilities of our practice and is a perfect fit for our design philosophy, which is focused on collaboration, producing inspiration and designing spaces that are unique to each project.”

Louchart holds both a bachelor’s degree in interior design and master’s degree in architecture interior design specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.