Emma Whitehead

Since graduating from University of Westminster BA (Hons) June ’09, Emma has worked for architectural practices in London and abroad.

Mid ‘09 she worked on an open competition for a Passiv Haus school in Vienna, with ICE Architects.

Next she joined the final stage of an invited competition in Nijmegen, Holland, with Baca Architects. This innovative project engages with fluvial flooding and climate change.

With HUT Architecture, she worked on the design and planning stages for a large private house extension in Surrey, which is now complete.

In Rome she worked for Massimiliano Fuksas, making models for many projects including Centro Congressi in EUR district of Rome, Archivi Nazionale in Paris and Palazzo Canossa in Mantova.

After Rome she returned to work with Baca Architects on a competition for a Bio-Engineered City in the Rio Santana Delta and a mixed-use development in Norwich, where the site is subject to constraints including flood risk and ecology. Emma undertook research and developed flood proof solutions with the team.

With PLP/Architecture, she carried out Stage E work for a Hotel development in Sowwah Island Abu Dhabi, as well as a Stage C Residential Tower design for Arzanah Masterplan, Abu Dhabi. Mid ‘11 she completed a Stage D design for a Hotel & private Residences in central London using Bentley Architecture (BIM modelling).

Emma is fascinated with nature’s intricate processes of material articulation and continues to explore computational and fabrication processes, biological systems – nature’s strategies – where form-generation is driven by maximal performance with minimal resources through local material property variation.

In her summer vacations she has previously worked as a Sailing Instructor.

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