Anna joined Cottrell & Vermeulen as an architect in 2012 and as of recently, works with us on a consultancy basis having set up her own practice in partnership with Rufus Willis in 2016.
Anna received her diploma in architecture with distinction at the Technical University in Vienna in 2007, and completed her RIBA part III in 2010 at Westminster University, London. She has worked in the UK since 2008 for Alsop Architects and Hayhurst and Co. where she gained experience on various school projects, from extensions of existing buildings at Whitehorse Manor School, Croydon to large scale new build projects for the Southwark and Birmingham BSF scheme.
At Cottrell and Vermeulen, Anna has worked on Sacred Heart Secondary School in Camberwell, a complex design and build project that required robust detailing and rigorous coordination with consultants and contractor within a tight programme.
Anna was the project architect on an expansion project for Streatham and Clapham High School, a complex scheme which has elements of new build and refurbishment with a phased construction programme. She was also lead consultant in a team of specialist consultants to develop the design of high quality standard and detailing including packages with a high degree of prefabrication. Anna has been able to balance the ambitions and requirements of the client with the restrictions of the planners to ensure that the project is delivered to a tight programme whilst most parts of the school remain operational.
Anna‘s interest in education and research extents to teaching architecture as part of the CVA practice unit at the Cass school of Art and Architecture of the London Metropolitan University. She is leading a design course with emphasis on social architecture in the context of urban change and regeneration in collaboration with local schools, community groups and the local authorities. The studio encourages projects that are relevant to local issues and in previous years a number of students have been nominated for the RIBA student award for life projects.