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Emma Elston

Emma Elston

Senior Architect, Be First

Emma is an architect and urban designer with a decade of experience working on complex projects in the Netherlands, India, Japan and the UK. She has a track record of producing equitable designs across the education, hospitality and residential sectors, working at a variety of scales, from a solar-powered allotment scheme which was exhibited at the London Design Biennale, to estate regeneration and masterplanning. Her commitment to sustainability started in Shigeru Ban's studio in Tokyo, and she's been involved in community led re-use schemes in Rotterdam, Delhi, and London. Recently Emma has been working with the team at Be First in Barking and Dagenham to deliver an ambitious programme of social housing and civic spaces.

Why is it important to support diversity and inclusion? 

"Making positive sustainable change is something I'm passionate about, and to be effective it needs to include and advocate for as much of the population as possible. Increasing representation within the built environment is essential to respond to the challenges of the future".

Sessions
VISITORS

THOUSANDS

Over 2 days

EXHIBITORS

100'S

At Olympia London's Grand Hall

SPEAKERS

500+

Across 6 Stages

CONFERENCE FLOORS

7

Free to attend