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Build Hatch Podcast

May 19, 2023

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from the Director of Emily Armstrong Architects.


In this episode we talk about:

  • Growing up in Melbourne and realising, in year 12, she wanted to pursue architecture.
  • Being good at maths and science and having a creative streak, led Emily to the profession.
  • Her experience of studying architecture at University – expectations vs reality.
  • Being interested in food, Emily has started to develop a product line of breakfast cereals.
  • Falling in love with the business side of architecture and the organic growth that led to her establishing Emily Armstrong Architects.
  • The typical process Emily’s clients go through.
  • Architecture and client trends since the Covid pandemic.
  • Emily also does interior design including custom cabinetry and lighting.
  • The whole idea that someone can encourage you to see something from a different perspective, but also, translate that to the nuts and bolts.
  • Guiding clients in a direction – encouraging and influencing.
  • The Grey Street residence project, a heritage Victorian Terrance in East Melbourne.
  • The current economical climate and how this has impacted the building and construction industry.
  • Emily’s experience working with builders and her tips for finding a good match.
  • When not working Emily enjoys creating with food and hopes to travel again soon.
  • The future for Emily Armstrong.
  • Emily’s favourite design trends at the moment.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Emily Armstrong Architects.



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