Emily graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University in 1996, and after a period of volunteer work in Tanzania with Health Projects Abroad, she joined the Buro Happold Special Structures group in Bath. The role saw her work on a number of iconic projects, including the Millennium Dome.
Following a period specialising in lightweight tensile structures at FTL Happold, a joint architectural and engineering office in New York, she joined Robert Silman and Partners, working on a range of projects from new-build sustainable offices to refurbishments of historic townhouses.
Emily returned to Buro Happold as a member of the London Structures team in 2003 where she has worked on a diverse range of projects including the conservation of the Cutty Sark and Phase 1 of the Battersea Powerstation redevelopment.
Emily has a passion for educating the next generation about the fascinating and varied opportunities a career in the built environment can offer. She brings a passion for integrated design coupled with energy and organisational skills to all the projects she is involved with. Emily was a Trustee of The Happold Foundation between 2007-2017.
Emily became a Partner in 2018 and is currently combining the leadership of the UK wide structural engineering group with multidisciplinary project leadership on the Stratford Waterfront Project.