Emma has over 12 years professional experience in architectural practice across a variety of typologies and scales from housing, healthcare, institutional, aged care and community projects. She has spoken at numerous events about her own design ethos and work, corporate social responsibility and community engagement, and is familiar with the rigours of working on projects with ambitious design aspirations as well as limited budgets and timeframes. In addition to her role as a design leader at Reddog Architects she has experience as a Project Manager for Architects Without Frontiers, has undertaken training in Humanitarian Design, Social Enterprise and Cultural Awareness and is an active associate of the Women in Architecture advocacy group Parlour.
In 2019 Emma was awarded the Queensland Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of her outstanding capacity as a designer and commitment to providing architectural leadership in broader community and social conversations. Emma is consistently expanding her understanding of sustainable and regenerative design principles. She has an expertise in interiors and a broad understanding of horticulture and landscape design which support her role as an architect. She has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement for diverse communities and complex projects including campus and precinct masterplans, remote community projects and regional food hubs.
Emma co-habits with her partner, two young kids, a cat, 6 chickens and a couple of goldfish. They enjoy gardening, foraging and any time spent in nature. Outside of work Emma is active at her community school, manages a local organic food co-operative and is engaged in various grassroots activism and advocacy groups.