Gruff is formed of a dynamic team of architects, designers and creatives. A close-knit practice, with a wide range of experience and skills, our collective understanding of the built environment creates unique and thoughtful proposals.
Although a proud ‘Londoner’, Emma was born in the North of England and also spent some of her childhood living a surfer-lifestyle in New Zealand. Returning to London aged 8, Emma remained in the city for her architectural studies, gaining her undergraduate and masters degrees from The Bartlett, UCL and qualifying as an architect in 2016 from The University of Westminster.
Taking an active role in the practice’s PR and social media, Emma is often found taking the photographs of recently finished Gruff projects and overseeing the updating of the website.
A keen eye for finishes, Emma is usually the culprit of the missing material sample found within the large collection stored on her desk!
In her spare time Emma enjoys the difficulties of trying to keep her many houseplants alive, playing netball and designing + fabricating playful pop-ups, art installations and film sets for independent festivals and studios.