Emma Williamson

Practice Director

In 1997 Emma co-founded CODA and since then has been involved in all aspects of the practice, bringing her passion for architecture, interiors and product design into the studio.

Over a ten year period, Emma combined practice with an academic position at Curtin University. In this role she was involved in the development of course content for the architecture and interior architecture courses delivered both locally and through Curtin’s international campuses. In 2006, Emma took on the role of Practice Director in a full time capacity. She now leads the practice through the day to day running of the studio, project programming through to staff development.

Emma oversees the design of all projects within the office, acting as an important critic to the projects as they move through their various stages. She focuses particular attention on a project’s interior and is able to cut through to the core of an idea quickly and to test against the desired outcome.

Emma has been published widely in academic journals and national magazines, reviewing recent works and discussing the state of architecture more broadly.

Emma's Recent Work

  • Projects

    CODA Studio

    Our new studio re-pitches the practice from ‘home-office’ to medium size in a warehouse space in the heart of Fremantle.

    Adaptive reuse + refurbishment, Commercial, Interiors, Workplace
  • Projects

    Fremantle Arts Centre Reception Area

    A tiny project on a tiny budget. Through simple and elegant moves we were able to reposition the way in which visitors first experience the FAC.


    Adaptive reuse + refurbishment, Community, Interiors, Workplace
  • Projects

    PMH Psychological Medicine Reception Area

    A tiny project that elevated a generic hospital waiting room into a dynamic, colourful and universally engaging space.

    Adaptive reuse + refurbishment, Education & Learning, Health, Interiors, Pro bono, Workplace