I am a Managing Director member of RIBA, ARB and Italian Chartered Architect with 15 years professional experience (10 in Interiors) delivering Architecture and Interior Design developments in the UK, China, India, France and Italy.
I have developed my professional experience in global and award winning architecture and interior design consultancies such as Benoy, BDP, Gensler in the UK and Architecture-Studio in France.
In 15 years I grew strong skills in design and project implementing to more senior positions that required managing multiple projects at the same time, operations, finance, fee proposals, appraisals, review, mentoring teams, client facing and business development.
I have experience in Retail (Shopping Centres, Department Stores and High End), Office Design (HQ, Banks and Corporate), Residential, Hospitality and Mixed Use developments in the UK, France, Switzerland Italy and China.
My experience on Director and Management roles leading projects from the client brief to completion and my international experience with top clients such as Hainan Government (China), Galeries Lafayette (Beijing), Land Securities (UK) and Group Auchan (France), make me a strong candidate for team leading and client facing roles.
Shalini Misra Ltd, London, GB, Managing Director
Managing Director for an high end residential consultancy. I was hired on to structure the company who recently doubled the workforce and take the lead of a team of 12 people working on 7 different projects in the day-to-day project running, business developing expanding into the commercial sector and implementing their strategy in finance, operations and cad standards.
Award winning company specialized in High End Residential and Hospitality for top clients in UK and India;
Budgets from £ 100.000 to £ 2.500.000;
Notari & Ramirez, London - Mexico City, Partner
Partner - Architecture, Property Brokerage
I worked on helping Benoy in finding local partners for a £50m mixed use development in Italy and for an Italy based developer to hire local architects and contractors for a high end residential development in Mexico. I managed the whole process from the selection of potential candidates, shortlist and consulting in the contract phase.
Office, Retail and Residential design;
Budgets from £ 1.000.000 to £ 50.000.000;
Benoy, London, GB, Senior Architect / Interior Designer
I was hired first as contractor on developing the final concept stage of a 100.000 sqm shopping centre refurbishment in Paris and then took over the project as part of permanent staff completing Scheme Design, Tender, Site Work and delivering the project. I also managed other Food Courts, Retail projects in France as project leader with a dedicated team and worked on different bids and concepts for shopping centres design in Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Concept, Space Planning, Presentation, Liaison with Clients and Local Architects, Budget and Contract Management, Team Leader, Site Work;
Retail Extension and Interior Design in France and India on budgets from £ 10.000.000 to £ 60.000.000;
Self-Employed Architect / Interior Designer, Rome, Paris, London, Geneva, Architect, Interior Designer, Project Leader, Project Manager.
Architect Project Leader and Director on:
- Strategic Workplace Planning, Office refurbishments in London, Geneva, Milan, Rome;
- Retail and Hospitality interior design on 5 stars Luxury Hotel in Rome;
- Restaurant design in Italy;
- Master Plan bid for a Theme Park in Hainan (China);
- Private Residential design in Italy;
Clients: Private, Gensler, Hainan Government, Rabacos, Novato Holding, GHVV.
Concept, Presentation, Liaison with Clients and Local Architects, Budget and Contract Negotiation, Team Leader, Site Work;
Budgets from £ 100.000 to £ 200.000.000;
Gensler, London, GB, Senior Designer
Liase with clients and local architects in Geneva, Milan and Rome on office interior design projects.
Sidell Gibson Architects, London, GB, Architect Package Leader Interior Fit-Out
On this Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s first building in the UK I developed the interior fit-out concept (Cat. A), presenting it to the client (Land Securities), winning the bid and developing the Concept, the Scheme Design and Tender, managing a 2 people team and working closely to main, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Concept, Presentation, Space Planning, Budget Management, Team Leader;
One New Change, a £ 230.000.000 Mixed Use Office and Retail development in the City of London;
BDP London, London, GB, Interior Designer
I was hired as a contractor to work on a 100,000 sqm Shopping Centre extension and refurbishment in France and an Office design in London. The concept of the Office design was one of the first of its kind involving leisure and entertaining areas, a social Canteen with an open Kitchen, a Spa with Steam Rooms, Crash Rooms for the employees and a Penthouse.
Office and Retail Interior Design in France and UK and budgets from £6.000.000 to £50.000.000;
MBA Architecture, Paris, FR, Assistant Architect/Interior Designer
As a permanent staff I had the chance to work within the former Marcel Breuer Associates firm in Paris on office design for Banks, IBM and SFR (Vodafone France) on both new and listed buildings winning competitions and completing projects in France.
Concept, Space Planning, Site Work;
Banks and Office Interior Design in France and UK and budgets from £.300.000 to £3.000.000;
Architecture-Studio - Paris, Paris, FR, Assistant Architects
As a contractor I worked mainly in the international competitions department in this award winning internationally recognize consultancy that designed the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Institute du Monde Arab in Paris. I was involved in three projects in China winning two competitions for a New City of Science in Chongqing and the first phase of the Master Plan for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.
Concept - budget from £60.000.000 to £2,5 Billions;
Firex s.r.l. - Rome, Rome, IT, Architect
For four years post qualification I worked on designing new Architecture and Interiors for public buildings in Italy.
Project Architect for refurbishment of public buildings for the Italian Police and Carabinieri;
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), London, GB, MArch, Architecture
ARB (Architects' Registration Board), London, GB, MArch, Architecture
Member of Italian Chartered Architects, Rome, IT, MArch, Architecture
Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, IT, BArch, Architecture and Interior Design
Industrial Design Competition for designing a Chair for Public Parks in Turin (IT).
Project finalist, mentioned and part of the exhibition.