architectem was established by Emma Whitworth Architect in late 2009. It is a small practice that prides itself on providing good, efficient service, personally delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff.

Emma has spent her 20 year career working in small Architectural practices where she has always been involved in, and developed considerable expertise in, all stages of the design, approvals and construction process. Emma is therefore well qualified for her new role as Director of architectem.

Emma has had experience with a wide range of commercial building projects varying in size from $20,000 minor alterations to $20 million new buildings. architectem aims to give the same level of care and attention to any project, no matter what size or type.

Aged Care is an area in which Emma has had an ongoing interest since completing a final year university dissertation and thesis design on the subject. Emma has experience of Aged Care design in Australia, Germany and the UK and is keen that architectem should continue to work in this area. In recent years, Emma has developed a detailed knowledge of Building Code of Australia, SEPP Seniors and Commonwealth Government Certification requirements for Aged Care and takes trouble to keep this knowledge up-to-date.

Emma Whitworth is also experienced in working in a Design & Construct arrangement, both currently with architectem and also on more major projects whilst employed at GMA. Emma sees great advantages in this delivery method for all concerned and enjoys being involved in a multi-disciplinary team from the outset of the design. Emma also enjoys the challenge of finding good design solutions that can be achieved within the project budget.