Elissaveta Marinova

Elissaveta Marinova

Brighton, GB



Born in Bulgaria, raised in Morocco and trained in the UK, I have lived, studied and worked in three very diverse countries, travelled a lot and built my own perception of a rich and complex world that is an inexhaustible source of inspiration in the world of architecture that we live in. 

I am a diligent, self-motivated architectural designer who can deal with strict deadlines, always ensuring that my work is completed to the highest standard possible. My interests vary from urbanism, interactive environments, sustainable design  to classical piano, glass painting and hiking. 


WDF Gatwick Airport, London, GB, Customer sales advisor

Feb 2013 - current

Ash Sakula Architects, London, GB, Design & built intern

I was involved in various activities, ranging from building and planting, sketching and designing to writing articles, marketing and engaging with the local environment.

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013

Freelancer, Sofia, BG, Freelance Urban Designer

I was freelancing in partnership with Itkonsult LTD, contributing to the team with conceptual development and design process of the redevelopment of one of the main, busiest city centre squares in Sofia.
Based in Brighton, I am telecommuting with my colleagues in Sofia, working on reducing transport congestion, considering new archaeological levels, introducing green architecture and technologies, developing outdoor exhibition design solutions and addressing various other urban-driven issues.

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Itkonsult LTD, Sofia, Design Assistant

I was placed on the Sozopol Restaurant complex project team with the exercise to develop a conceptual idea that would inspire the design, I also learnt to deal with the client and successfully communicate our final proposal.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Brighton, Brighton, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

As part of my education, I have learnt to develop a creative thinking that focuses on spatial qualities and human occupation. I have been trained to convey challenging ideas into visual material and I very much enjoy this process. I possess impeccable technical and computer skills as well as excellent communication skills and and rich background influenced by philosophy, music and arts that inspire my design.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012

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