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Emma Williamson named Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects

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TheFulcrum.Agency Partner and Co-Founder, Emma Williamson has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of her contribution to the profession beyond architectural practice.

Emma’s work is driven by her belief in the potential of design to improve everyday experience. Above all, she is committed to expanding design-related conversation beyond the architecture profession, and to breaking down barriers for others to contribute ideas. She uses practice as a platform for contributing to social and political discourse.

Emma has always been motivated to address inequity in practice, particularly regarding the ability of women to maintain meaningful careers in architecture. In 2014, she was appointed the Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee and continues to advocate for workplace conditions that enable women to balance work and family life.

In 2018, Emma founded TheFulcrum.Agency, a creative consultancy that leverages community and social outcomes through evidence-based design thinking, advocacy and research. TF.A is a Social Enterprise, Certified B Corp and one of the few architecture practices in Australia to have an endorsed Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

In addition to her work in practice, Emma is a recognised for skills in project critique. She is a member of both the Western Australian and South Australian State Design Review Panels, as well as Chair of various local government Design Review Panels. After many years as an academic, Emma still lectures occasionally through her role as Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University.

Congratulations, Emma!

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