SENIOR URBAN DESIGNER
Sheila is an urban designer at Prior + Partners, ARB registered and chartered member of the RIBA. Sheila holds a MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design by the Architectural Association and has worked on a wide range of projects at varying scales.
Sheila has been involved with architectural projects in UK, Spain and Belgium. She has worked on residential and mixed use projects from planning to construction. She is interested on researching into environmental strategies that improve the liveability of the spaces we live in. She has researched into design solutions for the regeneration of historical cities, exploring the relationship between the built environment and the urban climate, and the impact of this in human behaviour.
Google Moffett Park, Sunnyvale, USA
Sheila has undertaken several studies focusing on the environmental and sustainability elements of the masterplan. Studying the viability of the regeneration of the water channels and their ecological value. She has worked on developing micro-climate and daylight studies to ensure the success of the masterplan. She has an important role in the team coordinating internally and externally with various consultants. The project envisions the transformation of Google’s suburban campus into an integrated, resilient, mixed-use urban quarter.
Kingsland Road, London
Sheila lead the construction of Kingsland Road, a mixed use project in Hackney. She worked on the project from planning. She worked closely with the design team and the contractor to deliver the best quality within the required budget. This new construction aimed to provide surgery facilities and residential accommodation.
The Phoenix Community, London
Sheila worked to develop the feasibility study for a housing development in two constraint sites within the Ravensbourne Estate. She developed different volumetric studies to optimise the build, respond to the environmental factor and promote community life.
Site Lines, London
Sheila was invited to be part of a design team that worked on a competition for the extension of Letchworth Garden City. She offered a better understanding of possible sustainable strategies that could lead the design solutions for this masterplan.
Blenheim Road, London
Sheila lead the major refurbishment and extension of a grade II listed semi-detached regency house in St Johns Wood. She worked on the tender package, coordinated the design team and contractor throughout construction.
Eaton Square, London
Sheila assisted in the delivery of the planning and tender drawings for a major refurbishment and extension of a grade II* listed building in Victoria. The aim was to provide a home for the clients while enhancing the character of this early nineteenth century townhouse.