Emma is a Project Architect who joined Baker Brown in September 2022. She has over 20 years professional experience focusing on residential projects and schemes that create well designed sustainable homes for the future. She also has a particular interest in historic buildings and how they can be sympathetically upgraded and repurposed.
Emma is currently working on the conversion of a grade 2 listed agricultural building to residential, the retrofit of a large listed family home and comprehensive alterations, extensions and thermal upgrades to a detached home overlooking Lewes.
Before joining Baker Brown she ran her own practice as well as working for larger Architectural practices in Brighton and Canterbury. She has previously managed the full reconstruction of a fire damaged grade 2* listed building in Westminster, London as well as overseeing numerous projects involving alterations and upgrades to grade 1 listed churches and historic properties across the South East. As well as her interest in historic buildings Emma has in depth knowledge and experience of residential development and in her previous practice focused on social housing and mixed use schemes for a variety of social housing providers and local authorities.
In her spare time she is a trustee of a successful Community Land Trust and has assisted them to achieve planning permission for four new truly affordable homes for the local community which are nearing completion. These homes are being constructed by local tradespeople, and where possible use local materials. They have been designed to achieve EPC A rating and when completed they will provide family housing with affordable rents and low household bills due to the incorporated energy saving measures including solar arrays, air source heat pumps and enhanced thermal construction methods.