Emily Pela
Architectural Assistant Part II


Prior to joining Jo Cowen Architects, Emily worked at Bell Phillips Architects where she worked on housing and educational schemes. Emily has also worked at KSS Design Group, where she was part of the design team delivering numerous large-scale sports and commercial projects, as well as a masterplanning scheme in Thurrock providing 2,500 new homes.

Emily completed her undergraduate at The University of Manchester and her masters at The University of Westminster where she obtained a Distinction. Emily’s acclaimed final thesis focused on master planning and the exploration of new residential typologies in Shanghai. This encompassed a new prototype of healthy living in Shanghai as a solution to urban regeneration, social cohesion and the promotion of sustainable living. She presented her masters work at Beijing University Shenzhen Urban Research Centre, and Tongji University in Shanghai.