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eleonora balducchi

eleonora balducchi

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Multi-lingual and multifaceted professional architect with 8 years working experience in a number of architectural practices, Eleonora is a fully qualified architect based in London since 2007.

She graduated in Architecture at Università di Bologna in 2005 after studying a year in Valencia, Spain as member of the Erasmus exchange project. This also gave her the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish.

Over the past 7 years she has been working as an architect in two different leading UK architectural practices. Activities included working as part of a multidisciplinary team on a daily basis and developing projects from concept through to detail design. Largely experienced in the education sector she has had significant success in major competitions and is currently working on the redevelopment of an iconic building in Central London which is soon to be starting on site.

Employment 

Sheppard Robson, London, GB, architect

Eleonora joined Sheppard Robson in October 2011, an award-winning architecture practice, a leader
in the UK market. The move to this practice felt like a natural step forward after the previous position at BDP, enabling Eleonora to expand her knowledge and experience in the education sector, offering her the chance to work on the design of premier Schools, Colleges and Universities.
Thanks to her thorough understanding of concept design and excellent presentational skills, Eleonora was appointed as Competition architect. Later she went on to work for London Business School, one of the most prestigious clients providing higher education in the UK to both national and international students. She has undertaken two projects for this client as detailed below.

Oct 2011 - current
 

BDP, London, GB, architect

Eleonora joined BDP to work on the redevelopment of City College Norwich Campus. The College is a large provider of education and skills training for over 16,000 students. The building uses an innovative design to showcase the twelve vocational schools within the College. These include the Creative Arts Theatre, Hotel and Catering, Hair, Beauty and Leisure Industries. The building was designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating resulting in a carbon-zero campus.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2011
 

Education 

University of Bologna, Bologna, IT, MArch, Ingegneria edile architettura

Sep 1999 - Dec 2006
 

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