PHOOEY Architects Pty Ltd
ACN 142 662 888
Suite 315, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
T +61 3 8616 0561


Emma Young Director

B Arch, RMIT 1997
B Sc Env Des, UCan 1992
Grad Cert Bus Prop, RMIT 2007
ARBV (since 2000) 15569

Emma typically works closely with the project team and project manages the design, documentation & delivery of each project.

Emma is a registered architect & has lead the PHOOEY Architects team since its establishment in 2002. She has more than twenty five years of design & project architectural experience on major building projects, not only in her current role, but also while previously employed by renowned design practices including Lyons, Max May & Rijavec Architects. She has been responsible for all aspects of the design, development, project management & delivery of multi-million dollar institutional & commercial works for TAFEs, universities, hospitals, film studios, commercial & industrial developments, new & renovated residential & multi-residential projects.

As an experienced design and project architect, Emma has conceived & resolved many of the above projects, co-ordinated teams of consultants as well as individually completed projects from the beginning to the end. Emma has superintended a diversity of construction contracts for both large and small projects. This service enables quality, cost & performance to be managed on a day to day basis. Emma’s participation in this project phase has benefited many client & builder relationships and enabled the successful delivery of many projects.

Emma holds a Certificate of Business Property & has previously worked in the role of Project and Development Manager for Places Victoria (formerly known as VicUrban). Emma’s intimate knowledge of government protocols ensures that every project she works on is carefully managed for quality & economy while still achieving innovative architectural outcomes.

Emma’s abilities to conceive innovative ideas and to effectively communicate are evidenced by her successful public speaking career in both Australia and New Zealand. Most noteworthy were Emma’s presentations as invited speaker to the 2013 ‘Material’ National Architecture Conference & the 2014 CMS Design Experience Series in New Zealand.

Emma won the 2011 Westpac Bank Ruby Award for Elizabeth St Branch, announced on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2011, celebrating educated, connected & inspiring Australian women. She was recently entertained to discover that she now has her own Wikipedia entry!