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Emily Pieters


Emily is an experienced Architect, working within the Newark Studio of Benoy since 2007. She has focused on complex urban regeneration schemes primarily across the UK, responsible for leading the design and master-planning of many city centre projects, most recently delivering comprehensive town centre redevelopment for Wokingham Borough Council.


Previously Emily spent 10 years in Cambridge working primarily on mixed-use schemes for Science Parks and residential projects. In 2003, she took a sabbatical year at INSEAD Business School near Paris, where she delivered a research report into ‘The Business Case for Sustainable Buildings’. Emily completed her MA and Diploma in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and qualified in 1997. 


Born in Sheffield, Emily grew up as an active musician, studying the violin with Nina Martin. She was a member of CSYO and Hallam Sinfonia and sang with the City of Sheffield Girls’ Choir. As a student she continued lessons with Howard Davis. The love of music developed as a child has sustained into adult life and she has played in amateur orchestras and choirs in Cambridge and London.


Since returning to Sheffield in 2013, Emily sings with the Abbeydale Singers and plays in a string quartet alongside her husband. Her two daughters are also keen musicians, and both attend Sheffield Music Academy.


Emily lives in Broomhill, where she plays an active role in developing the local Neighbourhood Plan with the

BBEST group, influencing Planning Policy for this area of Sheffield. She believes strongly in the importance of art and culture in our lives and is a keen consumer of all the creative arts, enjoying music, theatre, film and the visual arts. When not in the city, she spends as much time as possible being active out in the Peak District or helping to run the Committee of South Yorkshire Orienteers.

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