Vanessa Lemes

Vanessa Lemes

London, GB



Originally from São Paulo in Brazil, Vanessa Lemes is based in London having studied Architecture at Westminster followed by a Diploma and Masters in Sustainability at the University of East London. Registered as an Architect (ARB/RIBA), Vanessa has worked with Metropolis Architectural Studio acquiring a wealth of residential and public projects experience and  at Bickerdike Allen Partners where she has developed in depth on-site construction knowledge.

Her work reflects a wide range of residential projects in the UK notably appointed as the Project Architect of a new-build scheme for 86 mixed tenure units with a community centre, the Technical Skills College in Barking for 400 students with £12 million value as well as several smaller high end residential projects.

Following on from research undertaken for her Masters in Sustainability of Architecture at UEL, Vanessa contributed to the sustainability research project led by Susannah Hagan titled “Futureproofing the City” using a neighbourhood São Paulo as an example.

Vanessa also contributed to Fabric Foamwork by Alan Chandler and Remi Pedreschi which won the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2008.


HK Architects Ltd, London, GB, Associate

Jun 2014 - current

Bickerdike Allen Partners, London, GB, Project Architect

Jan 2012 - Jun 2014

Metropolis Architectural Studio, London GB, Project Architect

Jun 2007 - Dec 2011

The Club of the three wise monkeys Ltd, London, GB, Designer

Small architectural practice based in Battersea, London. The practice was very focused on high end design and project management of refurbishments, extensions and conversions of residential, commercial (including retail and offices) and luxury boutique hotels

Apr 2006 - Jun 2007

Cole and Berry Ltd, Weybridge, GB, Architectural Assistant

A small practice based in surrey which gave the opportunity to get involved on all stages of the projects and working on a variety of new build and refurbishment of high end residential projects overseen by the practice director.

Jul 2002 - Aug 2003


London Metropolitan University, London, GB, RIBA Part 3

Professional Practice Exam in Architecture

Feb 2008 - Jan 2009

University of East London, London, GB, Masters, Sustainability in Architecture

Thesis Title: “Explorations of Urban Water Management in Sao Paulo”

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

University of East London, London, GB, Diploma in Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jul 2005

University of Westminster, London, GB, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1999 - Jul 2003

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