Emma Guy Architect


Emma Guy Architect was established in 2011 and has over 20 years of professional experience working on a wide range of projects from new build houses, alterations to listed buildings in sensitive sites and public arts and cultural buildings.

The practice is committed to innovative and sustainable, contemporary architecture where each project is tailored to suit each client, site, brief and budget rather than conform to a particular building style.

Emma began her career in her father’s practice Wales, Wales and Rawson in Yorkshire and went on to study Architecture at Cambridge University and The Bartlett, UCL. She began her working career with Richard Rogers but settled at Niall McLaughlin Architects in London where she became an Associate of the practice and worked on award winning projects, notably House at Pipers End, Hertfordshire which was shortlisted for the RIBA Manser Medal for the best house in the UK.

She has since completed their new build family house working alongside her architect husband. Recent projects range from a new build timber framed house in the AONB, extensions to a Listed Old Rectory and a conversion for Youth Concern Aylesbury

“Emma has been absolutely amazing throughout the process that can be quite daunting especially if you haven’t thought of building before.  She calmly guided us through, listening to our brief carefully and coming up with some really fantastic designs that suited our very specific needs.  We would definitely recommend her.”

“We have now engaged Emma on two projects over the last years; both of substantial size and complexity. Emma’s approach is to fully understand your situation and the problems you are trying to solve. She works with you to find the solution and will appropriately question everything to make sure the best possible result is found. A human, pragmatic approach with a strong eye on the aesthetics of the end result. Organised, knowledgeable and competent. If we have a third project; we will be back.”