Irina’s professional career has focused on the design and development of small and medium scale residential projects, in both the domestic and commercial sectors. These include new builds, extensions, conversions, and the retrofit of existing homes. Irina finds the design process the most rewarding, thinking about a client’s requirements and a site’s complexities and limitations like the pieces of a puzzle, to be solved with a creative design solution. Building relationships with honesty, trust, and compassion is important to her, and helps make a difference to the lives of others.
Having travelled extensively and studied and worked in Romania, Brazil, and the UK, Irina brings a wealth of lived experience to the professional world and relishes practising as an architect in a non-native language. As a Project Architect, Irina leads a number of exciting projects. These include the conversion of a warehouse in East Oxford into new homes, an ambitious contemporary extension and retrofit of an unorthodox semi in Headington, and several low energy retrofit projects, helping our clients to improve the comfort and reduce the impact of their homes.
Outside of work, you will find Irina spending time in nature, taking long countryside walks or growing vegetables at her allotment. Irina plays in a samba band, partakes in all sorts of dances, and is a keen traveller to obscure locations with a deep curiosity for different cultures and people.