"Stepping into Leadership & Mentorship" discussion leader, Powerful X conference on equity in design by Women in Architecture committee, AIA | LA, October 6, 2023.

"Material research for PRADA/OMA" in person lecture to MANFERDINI vertical studio, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, September 25, 2023.

Brownell, Blaine. The Pandemic Effect: Ninety Experts on Immunizing the Built Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, Jan 2023.

AWA+D Founders’ Day conference panelist, February 2022.

HON AIA|LA Award, July 8, 2021: ""Awarded to Emmanuelle Bourlier for her contributions to architecture through the fabrication of progressive materials, her leadership as an indefatigable advocate for the elevation of women in the profession, and her meaningful support for the field of design." Granted to one or two individuals annually by American Institute of Architects Los Angeles, Honorary Membership “shall be conferred on a person of esteemed character who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or the arts and sciences allied therein.”

POWERFUL III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII conferences (held by AIA LA). Breakout session moderator: entrepreneurship. 2016-2021.

Career by Design: 2019 AWA+D Symposium, panelist, May 2019.

Presentation at F18 ARCH 207C Professional Practice Colloquium, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. Instructor Roddy Creedon. November 2018.

Presentation at BEST LAID PLANS: Entrepreneurial Design Tactics Fall 2018 | MArch 626-01 California College of the Arts, Department of Architecture / Instructor Hugh Hynes. February 2018.

Liao, Alice. “Eight Alternative Careers for Architects,” ARCHITECT magazine, 01 June, 2016.

POWERFUL II conference (held by AIA LA). “Springboard: Architecture and Alternative Careers,” panelist, October 2015. (Not recorded.)

Anderton, Frances. Does Entrepreneur Barbie Need a Redesign?,” KCRW Design and Architecture, 04 March, 2014.

Michael Speaks, ‘Fabrication: The Fifth Ecology of Los Angeles’, in: Architectural Record Reveals: Los Angeles: Interview with Emmanuelle Bourlier, Andreas Froech of Panelite (2006).

Bourlier, E.; Froech, A.; Mitman, C.; SHoP, eds.“Material Effect: A Non-Alphabetical Glossary of the Cellular Core Translucent Panel, in Versioning: Evolutionary Techniques in Architecture. Architectural Design. Wiley & Sons. Jan 7, 2003, pp.34-39.


2018. 2018 Best of Products Awards, Architect’s Newspaper. ClearShade IGU: Honorable Mention.

2011. Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL), a division of Department of Energy, selects Panelite ClearShade for ongoing study of energy-saving facade technologies.

2007. Grand Prize, Energy Efficiency Category, Buildings Product Innovations Awards, awarded by Buildings magazine to Panelite LLC for the ClearShade Insulating Glass Unit.

2007. $250,000 NY State Energy Research & Development Authority grant to study the energy-saving properties of Panelite ClearShade IGU.

2006-07. “National Design Triennial: Design Life Now”, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum,

New York. The exhibition “present[s] the experimental projects, emerging ideas and major buildings,

products and media that were at the center of contemporary culture from 2003 to 2006.”

2006-7 “SKIN + BONES: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture”, MoCA Los Angeles.

2006. “Second Skin”, exhibition curated by Cooper Hewitt at ENTRY 2006, Essen Germany.

2003. “translu-city: panelite in architecture and design", UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN Exhibition Series, Los Angeles, CA.

2002. “Retrofuturism: The Car Design of J Mays” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

2002. ICFF Editor’s Award for Materials: Panelite product line.

2001. “What’s Shakin’: New Architecture in LA” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Ursch, Blake. “Kaneko’s shiny ‘new front door’ is designed to be a draw to Old Market’s southern fringe.” Omaha World Herald.Nov 3, 2016.

Designers Select Galleries: Michael Kostow, AIA, Principal, Kostow Greenwood Architects, New York.” CONTRACT Magazine. 2016

AP Product Wire: Daylighting Goal: Bonded Series.” Architectural Products. August 16, 2016

AP Product Wire: Daylighting Goal: ClearShade.” Architectural Products. August 31, 2016

Liao, Alice. “Eight Alternative Careers for Architects.” ARCHITECT. June 01, 2016.

Clagett, Leslie. “Product> Interior Wall Systems: Six Top Designs.” The Architect’s Newspaper. June 16, 2015.

Sprint Executive Briefing Center.ARCHITECT. June 04, 2015.

Busta, Hallie. “Five Products to Green Spaces Indoors and Out.ARCHITECT. September 10, 2014.

Clagett, Leslie. “Product> Surface Effective: Eight Innovative Cladding Materials & Systems.” The Architect’s Newspaper. August 18, 2014.

JetBlue Terminal 5.ARCHITECT. September 17, 2012.

JetBlue Airways T5 at JFK / Rockwell Group with Gensler.” archdaily. March 22, 2011.

Steinert, Ron. “The New Airport.” Gensler. May 28, 2009.

Hart, Sarah. “Prepared for Takeoff.ARCHITECT. December 09, 2008.

God, Money and Details.” a+t architecture publishers. October 2, 2008.

Currey, Mason. “Blob Mentality.” Metropolis. September 2008.

Kolson Hurley, Amanda. “Three Years of Design.ARCHITECT. March 12, 2007.

Panelite.” Design Life Now. Cooper Hewitt National Design Triennial 2006.

Smith, Roberta. “ART REVIEW | 'DESIGN LIFE NOW': Fruits of Design, Certified Organic.” The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2006,

Agnese, Braulio. “Material Witness.ARCHITECT. December 06, 2006.

Becker, Lynn. “Oedipus Rem.” Repeat: An Archive of Writings on Chicago and the World. September 26, 2003.


Brownell, Blaine. The Pandemic Effect: Ninety Experts on Immunizing the Built Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, January 2023.

Konis, Kyle, Selkowitz, Stephen. Effective Daylighting With High-performance Facades: Emerging Design Practices. Springer. 2017.

Hart, Sara; Solomon, Nancy B., ed. “Improvements in Glazing Technologies.” Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future. Visual Reference Publications, Incorporated. September 2008.

“No Empty Nest,” Interior Design, May 2007.

“Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Oregon,” Architectural Record, March 2007.

Design Life Now, catalogue of the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s National Design Triennial 2006.

“Show Room,” LA Architect, October 2006.

“Style Therapy,” Interior Design, July 2006.

“Future Shock,” Interior Design, June 2006. Panelite featured on the cover and in an article about Fine Living 2026, an installation of live/work space for the future by architect Patrick Tighe.

“Product Reports 2004,” Architectural Record, December 2004. Panelite selected by a jury of architects as one of the best products of 2004.

a+t 23: New Materiality 1.” a+t. Art Data. May 2004.

“Production Run,” Oculus, fall 2004.

“Storycorps,”, “Panelite IGU” I.D. Design Review 04, July/August 2004. A project featuring Panelite and Panelite’s IGU panel are honored with a Design Distinction and Honorable Mention respectively.

“The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Chicago,” Architectural Record, May 2004.

“New Materiality I,” A+T Spain, spring 2004.

“Too Cool for School,” Interior Design, January 2004.

“Customized,” b-guided Spain, winter 2003.

“Tunnel of Love,” Architecture, December 2003.

“Building Science,” Architectural Record Innovation, October 2003.

“Product Reports 2002,” Architectural Record, February 2003. Panelite selected by a jury of architects as one of the best products of 2002.

“Environments: Best of Category: The Brig,” I.D. Design Review 02, August 2002.

“Spring Market,” Interior Design, May 2002.

“Sopra Tutto,” Case da Abitare, May 2002.

“Furniture Fare,” I.D., May 2002.

“Product Watch,” LA Architect, January/February 2002.

OMA/AMO Koolhaas, Rem. PROJECTS FOR PRADA PART 1. Milano: Fondazione Prada Edizioni, 2001.

“Product Reports 2001,” Architectural Record, December 2001.

“Liquid Asset,” Interior Design, November 2001.

“PradA to Z,” Metropolis, October 2001.

“Leeser Architecture explores notions of the everyday in three different New York City Venues: Glass bar, as well as Bot and Pod restaurants,” Architectural Record, September 2001.

“Gelling Together,” Design Week online magazine, July 19, 2001.

“Productsphere:Surface Matters,” Metropolis magazine, June 2001.

Materials and Ideas for the Future, 2001, catalogue of the similarly titled exhibition for Salon di Mobile, Milan, Italy, organized by Material ConneXion.

“Moda e Modernita,” Abitare magazine, May 2001.

“Light Bright,” and “Art & Industry,” Interior Design magazine, March 2001.

“A Movable Feat,” Interiors magazine, October 2000.

LEE jeans advertising campaign, Fall 2001. Various monthlies, including In Style and Glamour.

“To the limit one more time,” NEST, a quarterly of interiors, summer 2000.

“Behind the ‘M’ and the ‘W,’ A New Style,” The New York Times, August 2, 2000.

“Underworld Dining” and “Style Beat,” House Beautiful, June 2000.

“Rinse, Set, Surf,” Interior Design magazine, April 2000.

“Light the Way,” Interior Design magazine, March 2000.

“In Vinyl Veritas,” Interior Design magazine, February 2000.

“En Busca de la luz,” DisenoInterior magazine, January 2000.

A studio/residence for two professionals,” Working At Home © Loft publications, 2000

Material Whirl,” Metropolis magazine, August 1999.

City Action: Litecore,” spotlight on Panelite in City NY magazine, August 1999.

Peeping Tom,” Interior Design magazine, April 1999.

"In contrast, one of the show’s most brilliant and promising moments is provided by Panelite, whose orange plastic honeycomb panels, made mostly of recycled material, line the Cooper-Hewitt’s conservatory and have already been used in an OMA building."

-Roberta Smith, New York Times, 2006