Gabriela joined the HTA Edinburgh branch as a Part II Architectural Assistant in November 2016, and primarily worked on the planning and production stages of Greenford Green for the duration of her first year of experience. After spending a year based in the Edinburgh HTA office, Gabriela transferred to the London branch of HTA and has since worked on the pre-planning stages of two PRS schemes, Hoover and Sylvan Grove.
Prior to joining HTA, Gabriela has been involved with a number of projects overseas, based in Chile, Ghana and the Netherlands. During her undergraduate studies at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Gabriela worked as an intern in Amsterdam, where she was involved in a series of residential homes for people with dementia, where she researched and utilised dementia friendly design principles. Before beginning her postgraduate studies, she gained valuable experience in an additional year in practice, working at a small Edinburgh based practice specialising in hotel design, specifically on projects based in Ghana.
In her final postgraduate year at the University of Strathclyde she studied for 3 months in Chile as part of a university exchange programme. In collaboration with a colleague, her research focused on the shortage of fresh water in arid climates, which was concluded through the proposal of a combined water, agricultural, and recreational network in the Atacama desert. The project was Presidents Medal nominated in the Silver category, awarded the nationwide RIAS Sustainability Award in 2016, and the Glasgow City Council Eimear Kelt Medal for the best student project in the graduating year