Emma is an Associate at HTA Design LLP, taking up a lead role in HTA’s Manchester studio with considerable experience across a wide range of housing regeneration projects. She leads a team of talented designers within HTA’s Placecraft team focused on delivering sustainable extension in urban and suburban settings.
Emma’s passion for engaging with local communities to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of the local area, has grown from a number of complex resident-ballot estate regeneration projects in which the existing community are engaged on the potential options and given a controlling vote on a preferred option.
Emma also has extensive experience in small urban infill sites collaborating with Local Authorities to diversify Council housing stock and transform under-used council owned land. Emma’s suburban housing experience spans a wide range of project scales and densities from low density housing developments to low rise, high density sites using innovative housetypes such as the AJ competition winning Home of the Future. Most recently, Emma has overseen a number of high profile suburban housing projects with commercial housebuilders delivering the Homes England’ Future Homes standards and with increased adoption of MMC.
Alongside her role at HTA, Emma has been delivering seminars and tutorials at Manchester University since 2018, building on HTA’s research in densifying the suburb, co-housing, age-friendly neighbourhoods and social value. Collaborative projects with the &rchitecture atelier includes co-housing proposals for Southway Housing Association and a detailed review of the FEC Northern Gateway SRF, guiding student projects focussed on fair, equitable and inclusive urban design.