portraits 2015 - Zaira Iacopelli 5to4

I graduated at Polytechnic of Bari, Southern Italy in 2007, where my studies at the Faculty of Architecture focused principally on conservation and historical context. I worked for a number of firms in Italy, later gaining experience on the conservation of dry stone buildings in the Itria Valley, which involved collaboration with craftsmen and clients from abroad. A keen interest in travelling together with my passion for historic buildings and attention to detail, led me to London to work for Roger Mears Architects, where I now have the opportunity apply my knowledge and sympathetic approach to conservation. I am a UK registered Architect, member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and member of the Hackney Design Review Panel.