Part II Architectural Assistant
Tanya has worked across a broad range of projects since starting at HTA working as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant.
She completed her Part II at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in June 2016. In her final year she studied under the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR) unit where she developed her final thesis project. This followed on from one month of intense fieldwork in Bungamati village in the Kathmandu Valley; a village severely damaged by the April 2015 earthquake.
Tanya undertook volunteer work for the ARCSR in parallel to her studies as a researcher and community engagement leader in a team of four. The group lay the grounds for a collaborative project with local NGO Bungamati Foundation seeking to assist the post-earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction in the village.
Prior to this, she studied at the University of Bath where she achieved her Part I qualification and was awarded the Bristol Society of Architects prize.
Prior to HTA, Tanya has worked as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for small practices John Langdon in Gibraltar and Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects in London on a variety of project types with a focus on residential design.
Working in a small team, Tanya saw Dee Park Community Centre through from start to Tender stage. She assisted develop the brief, the design and prepared all drawings. This project forms a later phase of a major estate regeneration in Dee Park, Reading and the proposal will provide much needed facilities for the local community including a crèche, café, community hall and adult learning spaces at the heart of the estate.
Earlier on in the year Tanya joined the New Avenue team where she was responsible for producing detail drawings for regular internal technical reviews leading up to the issue of construction detail packages.
Tanya is currently assisting develop the design of an exciting rooftop development project for Apex Airspace Development. This scheme is seeking to provide 30 additional homes to an existing 4 storey pair of buildings in modular construction as well as offering improvement works and new communal facilities to the existing development. In addition to this, she is preparing a detailed tender package for The Croft, which is a new build 32 home scheme in Barnet.
Tanya will be starting her Part 3 final year of training in September at Westminster University in order to become a fully qualified Architect.