Emily is currently in charge of Foster + Partners Shanghai Office. She is from Singapore and has worked with Foster + Partners since 2001. Her early architectural inspirations are from contemporary asian architects. She has delivered many large scale projects in Singapore, UAE, China and most recently the Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai. Emily enjoys site work the most and having worked in so many countries has taught her to be open and tolerant of the diversity of cultures. She believes the future of architecture lies in increasing the quality of people's lives.