Bianca is a Part II Architectural Assistant, joining the practice in 2021. Upon the completion of her Masters, she has been working on a range of large-scale urban design regeneration projects in addition to a series of mixed-use schemes.
Her key focus is designing environments that facilitate inclusive community cohesion, whilst maintaining an innovative and environmentally focussed approach. This ethos of hers was developed in her Part I thesis project, which won her the RIBA East Award. This was illustrated again through a comprehensive thesis design which comprised a mixed-use & social housing development at Pudding Mill Lane Stratford in her Part II Studies, in which she was awarded a distinction for her exploration of sustainable and inclusive communities placing play space at the centre.
Prior to HTA Bianca has worked in a range of large and small practices, resulting in proficient experience in a range of housing, commercial and mixed-use schemes. Upon joining HTA, she has been applying her seven years of knowledge in BIM and other competitive software packages. She is integral to assisting the practice with outputting a range of packages in RIBA stages 1-5, including planning applications, feasibility packages, developed design packages and technical design reports for construction. Bianca’s background in Art and History has given her the skill of conveying a scheme using her graphical exploration through detailed illustrations demonstrated in Calverley Close.
Estate regeneration project providing 358 homes, community amenity and improved public realm and routes – seeking to respond well to the context it sits within. Bianca worked collaboratively to output design reports, illustrations, CGI's and technical drawings for the pre-application and ballot process. Additionally, participating in tenant engagement events, resulting in residents voting in favour of the new development.
Proposal comprising of two mixed-use buildings known as development plots G1/G5. G1 comprises 163 serviced apartments and G5 comprises 164 serviced apartments. Additionally, both seeking to provide retail floorspace and ancillary facilities. Bianca assisted the project team during the detailed design stage, with input toward roof strategies & layouts, fire layouts, cycle/refuse provision and the off-site bathroom pod drawings. She also contributed her graphical expertise to assisting the interior design team who have won the bid to design the interiors for the scheme, with modelling and outputting CGI’s.
Estate regeneration project providing a mixed tenure development suitable for the existing resident's needs and new residents to Pike Close. Bianca assisted the project team with diagrams and graphics supplementary to the Planning application.