It appears almost inevitable that Redevelopment Agencies will be axed in California: Proposition 22 presents a “problematic” hiccup in proceedings but is unlikely to prevent their outright abolition. But what does this mean for the future of our cities? It won’t mark the end of growth, but it could change the face of development. Whether […]
About Emma Marchant
Emma has a passion for environmental design and making better buildings. This has driven her development from architect to becoming a key expert in the development of masterplanning and strategic sustainability services for Atelier Ten, an international environmental and lighting design consultancy. Working closely with design teams and complex client organizations, she ensures the sound implementation of sustainable design principles on individual buildings, masterplan schemes for new neighborhoods and cities, and across new and existing development portfolios. Some of her key projects include the reinvigoration of the waterfront in Noumea, New Caledonia - a global biodiversity hot spot; the greening of the Royal Mail's estate in the UK; the World Wildlife Federation UK Living Planet Centre; and the development of low carbon schools.
Emma is a strong believer in the ability of individuals and role of communities to create positive change. In London, she volunteered for the Envision Charity, helping young people at local colleges to make a difference and have a voice on environmental issues. She also applies her creative energies in masterplanning and carbon management to research ventures, and has been a Visiting Lecturer and reviewer at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University and at the University of East London. She is currently involved in developing tools to reduce resource use and appraise sustainable design for neighborhood development.
Formerly in Atelier Ten's London office, Emma now works in the San Francisco office, providing environmental design services for a wide range of masterplanning, institutional and retail projects. She has a BA in Architecture, an M.Phil in Environmental Design, and a Dipl. Architecture from the University of Cambridge and a Postgraduate Diploma from Kingston University. She is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.