I’m Emma, nice to meet you. 🙂
I am the creator of First In Architecture. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, and tell you a bit about First In Architecture.
I set up First in Architecture back in 2012, with the main goal of helping other students achieve the best they can in their studies. I had finished university in 2011, I graduated with a first, winning the highest graduating student award, and highly commended in the national student competition. Reflecting on my studies I felt that there were gaps that needed to be filled, and things I could do to help other students.

After university, I started working at a wonderful architectural practice on the south coast. I slowly developed the website in the evenings after work, writing blog posts and finding inspiration from my day job. The website grew slowly and people started to read my articles and find them useful in their studies. First in Architecture has now grown into much more than just a hints and tips website, with resources not only for students but professionals too. One of the biggest achievements of the site for me is the series of books I have written about construction detailing.

I have worked as a freelancer, providing support for architectural practices for some time now, finding many things to write about that might help other people as I worked on various projects. Recently however, I decided to focus full time on the website so that I can provide much more content, write more books and generally serve you better.

I am passionate about helping people, finding solutions to problems, guiding people to answers and generally sharing any knowledge I have. This website allows me to do that every day and I love it.

A bit about me

I spend my days working in my office, with my dog Wally by my side.

I love getting out into the countryside – with Wally of course.

I am TRYING to learn the ukulele!

I am addicted to McVities digestive chocolate biscuits.

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