Emma Fairhurst shortlsted for the MJ Long Award

Posted on January 22, 2020

Fantastic News, Emma has been 'shortlisted' for the MJ Long Award, named in memory of inspirational architect, lecturer and writer Mary Jane (MJ) Long.

AJ editor Emily Booth said: The shortlist for the inaugural  MJ Long Prize showcases real excellence in modern practice. From a university building to an innovative workspace retrofit, to co-housing,  to design and restoration of a listed landmark, each of these impressive projects demonstrates a clear understanding of context and care for the communities they serve.’

Emma joined Collective Architecture in 2015 after several successful years working with Malcolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh. Throughout her career, she has applied her skills towards a number of highly complex, social and cultural buildings always achieving award-winning results.  She has the rare ability to balance exceptional design talent with the integrity and skill required to reassure and navigate clients, consultants and stakeholders through the delivery of exceptionally high-quality projects.

Emma was project architect from inception to completion for the award winning Collective on Calton Hill, the highly acclaimed City Observatory in Edinburgh for the Collective Gallery.

Emma has proven to be calm, quietly-confident leader/mentor encouraging all members of staff to realise their full potential. Her sensitive, elegant and beautifully crafted designs stand out due to their contemporary interpretation of context, materiality and detail.

Well done Emma, a fantastic achievement.