Emily Sottile
Director of the Sacred Space Studio & Business Development Executive
+1 646 493 1325

Drawing on formal training in art history and theology, and over a decade of hands-on experience at EverGreene bringing large-scale restoration and new design projects to fruition, Emily works closely with clergy, architects, committees, and artists to develop artistry and restoration programs that support the liturgy and architecture.

Emily is recognized as an expert in ecclesiastical art and architecture. She lectures on Beauty and the New Evangelization as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary (aka Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, NY. Emily has contributed to more than sixty episodes of The Chair documentary series about American Cathedrals, and is a frequent contributor to preservation organization panels, conferences, and publications, including the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Her passion for ecclesiastical architecture was sparked by an intensive program of study of Medieval and Renaissance art, architecture, and religious studies based in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Emily holds a BA in History of Art from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN; an MA/MSc in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and is currently pursuing a MA in Theology, St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME.

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Awards

  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross
    2020
    Preservation Achievement Award
    Boston Preservation Allliance
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  • Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    2020
    New Design & Construction (less than 30,000 square feet)
    Traditional Building Conference
    View Project
  • Butler Chapel
    2019
    Interior Liturgical Design
    Faith and Form Magazine, International Awards for Religious Art & Architecture
    View Project
  • St. Mary Catholic Church
    2019
    The Award of Excellence
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado
    View Project
  • Seven Dolors Catholic Church
    2019
    Excellence in Historic Preservation - Interior
    The Manhattan / Riley County Preservation Alliance
    View Project
  • Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
    Cathedral of Christ the Light
    2008
    Top Overall Project
    McGraw Hill/California Construction
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  • Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
    Cathedral of Christ the Light
    2009
    Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects
    View Project
  • St-Francis Xavier after plaster, stone and mural restoration
    The Church of St. Francis Xavier
    2010
    Interior Restoration Preservation Award
    The Victorian Society of New York
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Projects

St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral—Liturgical Furnishings
Cathedral of the Holy Cross—Liturgical Furnishings
St. Augustine Church - Liturgical Furnishings
Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Vincent de Paul, Last Supper Mural
Cathedral of the Incarnation
St. John the Baptist
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Augustine Cathedral
St. Augustine Church
St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
Christ Church, United Methodist
Bishop Dwenger High School Chapel
St. Wenceslaus Sanctuary Mural
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Sacred Heart
Seven Dolors Church
Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Butler Chapel
St. Mary's Church, David City
St. Mary's German Village
Greensburg Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Conception Abbey
Holy Family Catholic Church
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lourdes
St. Catharine's Church
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Christ Episcopal Church
St. Vincent Martyr
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
St. Peter the Apostle
St. Thomas More University Parish and Student Center
St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral Of The Holy Cross
St Mel's
St. Anthony's Church
Prince Of Peace
Cathedral of Christ the Light
Cathedral Of Christ The Light
Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Mary's Church, Aspen
St. Paul’s Chapel and University Student Center
Our Lady Of The Most Holy Trinity Chapel
Newman Center - St. Thomas Aquinas Church
St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum
Immaculate Conception Chapel
St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral
Old Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, King of France
Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception