Emma graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018, receiving prizes for social responsibility and sustainability, academic excellence, creative talent, and a love of architecture. She was also nationally shortlisted for the RIBA Wren Scholarship. She qualified as an architect in 2021.

During her time here, she has contributed to and led several projects including housing at Athron Hill, Leslie and Walmer Drive; for community organisations, the Blackhall Community Hub, a distillery in the Outer Hebrides and the Strathearn Arts redevelopment in Crieff; and in the hospitality sector, the Toll House and a Franco Manca Pizza restaurant.

Outside the office Emma spent several years organising building workshops at a playground in Glasgow. There she honed her DIY skills helping to build a WikiHouse and an ewok village of tree houses. More recently the office has supported her in volunteering for the Wave Project, a surf therapy charity that harnesses the power of the ocean to improve the mental health of children and young people.

The Toll House, Edinburgh. Fraser/Livingstone Architects. Render of small, black-clad restaurant building from the north side.
The Toll House, Edinburgh. Fraser/Livingstone Architects, 2019.
181221 first floor plan

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