Granit Welcomes Emily!


Architect

We are delighted to welcome Emily Rutherford to our team of Architects at Granit!

Joining us in May 2019, Emily completed her Part II Masters of Architecture at Portsmouth University in 2018. Her studies specialised in areas such as urban design, master-planning, pop-up architecture and landscape design. These are some of her favourite areas of Architecture and outside of work, she loves to visit pocket gardens hidden in urban landscapes, as well as temporary art installations and pop-up events.

Emily’s Architectural Interests:

Emily has had a keen interest in art since her childhood and from this hobby, her love for architecture and design has grown. She would create model houses, using different materials to manipulate and change the spaces – a natural creative! This links to her continued love for spaces that can change and be transformed. She sites the Serpentine Gallery as a particular example: “The architect’s intentions are to work alongside artists, using their mindset to think about space, light and shadow. Knowing that artists aim to express ideas, emotion and freedom, they have the power to create a perception of how we see things and that this is the experience itself.”

A bit of background:

Previously to working at Granit, Emily worked for Omega Architects. Here she specialised in planning, particularly master-planning projects for new-build schemes. She is ready to apply the skills she has learned to her new projects here at Granit but is also super excited to get onsite and be involved in the whole design and build process from start to finish. She aspires to achieve her Part III in the future too.

It’s not all about work…

Outside of work, Emily loves to cycle and play hockey. She also loves music, particularly festivals and this will be her fourth time at Glastonbury! Not forgetting her love for a four-pawed friend – she has two cockapoos at home, so meeting our office dog Doodle the Schnoodle made her feel right at home!