Iva Stanisheva

Iva Stanisheva

Oxford, UK



I’m a recent graduate of Oxford School of Architecture, UK with a Masters Architecture Degree (MArchD with Merit) in Applied Design in Architecture and specializations in Urban Design and Flood Resilient Design. I am currently looking for employment where I could put my skills into practice, while continuing to broaden my knowledge in the architecture field.



Oxford Brookes University, Planning Department, Oxford, UK, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Gerry Lytle Associates, Architectural Assistant Part 1

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Studio Progetto Ltd, Architectural Assistant

I was involved in the design stage of projects which the office were undertaking; such as the public park ‘S. Atzeni’, which includes a cultural complex, museum and library (Quartucciu, Sardegna). I put into practise my computer skills such as AutoCad and Photoshop, aiding in design drawings and promotional poster designs for the ‘5th Convegno internazionale’ (international conference) event. I found the placement very interesting and beneficial, experiencing the atmosphere and rhythm of a real-time architectural environment, working in a team to meet various design deadlines

Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

Despark, Intern

I was an assistant on the ‘Open Buildings’ project were I was asked to demonstrate my research skills by compiling information in different areas in a form suitable for the launch of an specialised architectural website. I was capable to keep a distant coordination of the project, with different members of the team and experienced on-line publishing.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

ARHIS, Sofia, Intern

As an assistant I was working on the ‘Holiday resort Belchin’ project consisting of the development of 28
residential houses. I had supervised sessions on AutoCAD with an architect from the office, which helped me to improve my computer skills and technical drawings.

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009


Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, MArch, Applied Design in Architecture (Part ||) - Specialising in Urban Design

Year 1 - Urban Design Studio
Year 2 - Emergent Hybrids: disaster and the scenic spectacle - The Eelosystem

Sep 2012 - May 2014

University of Portsmouth, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with Upper Second Class Honours - Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Activities and Societies
Vice President in PASS (Portsmouth Architectural School Society)

Member of SOS Africa Portsmouth since 2009

RIBA - student member

Polyark - BD’s guide to architecture education
Photography work published online

English (Professional working proficiency)
Bulgarian (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Spanish (Limited working proficiency)

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Areas of Specialization