Vanessa joined HK as an Associate in 2014 bringing a wealth of residential and public projects experience and in depth on-site construction knowledge.
Originally from São Paulo in Brazil, Vanessa completed her BA in Architecture at Westminster followed by a Diploma and Masters at UEL.
On leaving college In 2007 Vanessa took employment with Metropolis Architectural Studio where she was involved in a wide range of residential projects including a new-build scheme for 86 mixed tenure units with a community centre.
Vanessa joined Bickerdike Allen Partners in 2011 where she was the project architect for the construction of the Technical Skills College in Barking for 400 students with £12 million value.
Following on from research undertaken for her Masters in Sustainability of Architecture at UEL, Vanessa contributed to the sustainability research project led by Susannah Hagan titled “Futureproofing the City” using a neighbourhood São Paulo as an example.
Vanessa also contributed to Fabric Foamwork by Alan Chandler and Remi Pedreschi which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2008.