Emma Westerduin

Emma Westerduin

Areas of expertise

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Architectural design
  • Interior design


  • Exploring the globe
  • Museums
  • Yoga
  • Dinner with friends
  • Sunsets at the beach
  • Cooking shows

Emma Westerduin

Emma is an architect and spatial designer with an inquisitive nature. She uses her expertise as a creative and conceptual thinker to create a wholesome and sustainable environment. With her skills as an architect, she turns these into a reality. She is resourceful, overflowing with ideas, and a strong team player. Her enthusiasm flourishes when new concepts emerge from multidisciplinary cooperation, and she enables their spatial realization.

Emma is fascinated by how society shapes its environment. With Except, she finds the shared ambition of creating sustainable foundations for society. During her studies, she discovered buildings aren't always the solution for sustainability issues. She did her internship at the Governmental Planning Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving) to learn more about urban metabolism and did a course at the SFYN Academy to learn everything about food systems.

Emma has a Bachelor in Built Environment and a Master in Architecture at the Rotterdam Academy for Architecture. During her Master studies, she worked at several offices, learning all about practical applications during all phases of the building process. Her idealistic approach drove her to also tackle social issues. She graduated on her project 'Space for democracy, temporary parliament at sea'.


Serenity Farms

Sustainable food production in arid regions

ReGen Villages Oosterwold

Masterplan for a self sustaining neighborhood

The future of Sterkenburg

Medieval castle innovates a new future

The future of Sterkenburg

Medieval castle innovates a new future

Sustainable Development Catharijnesingel Utrecht

Full spectrum sustainability strategy for urban infrastructure

Waddenworld: UNESCO Experience Center

World Heritage Center @ Lauwersoog/Wadden Sea

Innovative hotel concept

Living places for working people

Heineken: 100% Circular

A vision, Strategy & Roadmap to fully circular and energy-neutral operations

Climate-Adaptive Urban Garden

A parking space transformation in the city center of Roosendaal

The IKEA Foundation's Agricultural Livelihoods Strategy

Utilizing systemic investment for more impactful grantmaking


Keep the Arctic in the Arctics

Future-proof city of Roosendaal

A transformation to a climate adaptive and enjoyable green city center

Orchid City

The world's first fully self-sustainable city blueprint