Emily Crompton

Emily is now coordinating a research project at Manchester School of Architecture at MMU. She is currently helping to set up the URBED Trust and is a close friend of the practice.

Within URBED Emily contributes to urban design, architecture, and consultation workshop design and delivery. Her project involvement includes urban design and consultation delivery for a mixed used masterplan of 1000 houses in Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham for a JV between Birmingham Council, The Canal and River Trust and HCA; urban design and consultation delivery for sites in Ouseburn, Newcastle for Carillion Igloo; urban design and consultation delivery for a 30 ha site in Bradford for a JV between developer urbo and Bradford Council. as well as smaller projects including a feasibility study for Contact Theatre, for which they have been awarded funding of £3.85 million; a shop fit out for a local coop shop - Village Greens; detailing work on whole-house-retrofits for Carbon Coop; as well as a feasibility study for a community centre in Manchester.

Emily joined URBED after graduating from Manchester School of Architecture, where she studied architecture both at undergraduate level and B.Arch, for which she gained a distinction. Whilst on the course her research focussed on community participation, alternative forms of architectural practice and architectural education. During her time at university she was an active member of the school and developed the skills to deliver successful community workshops, consultation sessions and various public exhibitions. She is interested in engaging the wider public about projects and architectural education in general.

Emily is a regular associate lecturer on the postgraduate BA Hons Architecture course at Manchester School of Architecture, where she teaches first year students.  She has contributed an essay to an MSAp publication and retrospective exhibitions. She is also an ambassador for placed, a not-for-profit company which delivers tailor made workshops for 11-18 year-olds outside of the school environment, an Academy of Urbanism Academician and Local Area Coordinator and organised the 4x4: A Human City and 4x4: Reunion lecture series' in Manchester. She also helps keep the URBED website up to date. 

Emily Crompton