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Mariana Geraldes architect + urban designer Silva portfolio

Mariana Geraldes Silva architect + urban designer



Nov. 2015 CREATIVE LONDON Newham, London, UK

Dec. 2013 - May 2015 ARQUITECTUS Lisbon, Portugal Reference Letter Available

Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013 PARDAL MONTEIRO ARQUITECTOS Lisbon, Portugal

ARCHITECT Architect involved in residential and commercial projects in the UK from concept to completion - (Feasibility Studies, Strategic Definition, Concept Design, Developed Design, Tender Documentations, Schedules, Site Supervision) refurbishment and new build properties, amongst which: - House in Raynes Park - refurbishment and extension of a 3 storey house in South West London - House in East Finchley - Refurbishment and extension of a 2 storey house in North London - Catherine Place - refurbishment of a 4 storey period building in Central London Lead the Design and preparation of Planning Applications for several projects. Development of competences in Project Managing and job running as well as Site supervision and Contract Administration Involved in the office management: planning, organising, scheduling appointments and contacts with clients and contractors. Responsible for the office marketing and social platforms communication: content selection for the website, updates on twitter, facebook and instagram. Production of the Office Handbook Production and edition of photos from the completed projects. ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT Development of Tender documentation for several residential projects. Assistant to the Tender Stage of the refurbishment of a 4 storey commercial building in Royal Leamington Spa, UK. OLD MANOR PARK LIBRARY Volunteer/ Colaborator on the last stage of the redesign of a Grade II listed building to become a creative co-working space. Project developed by the architects Astrid Smitham and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. ARCHITECT/ ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT Design, refurbishment and licencing of Housing, Medical Clinics and Pharmacies (Strategic Definition, Concept Design, Developed Design, Tender Documentations, Schedules, Bill of Quantities and Site Supervision) amongst which: - PoliclĂ­nica Villas de Palmela, Palmela (PT) - Medical Clinic - 6 months Responsible for the office management: planning, organising, scheduling appointments and contacts with clients and suppliers. ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT Refurbishment and renovation of Courts of Justice building in Portugal : - Courts of Justice buildings in Coimbra (PT), Faro (PT) and Leiria (PT) - 3 months Tender Documentation and Schedules - Room layouts, detailing and material selection.

May 2013 - Jun. 2013 CHP ARQUITECTOS Lisbon, Portugal

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT Responsible for Portfolio updates, content selection, page formatting, and involved in: - Muxima Plaza - Housing and business centre, Luanda (AO) - 2 months Tender Documentation - Room layouts and detailing.

Reference Letter Available

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EDUCATION Registered Architect with Architectural Registration Board Registered Architect with Ordem dos Arquitectos (PT) Graduated - Masters Degree in Urban Design from Universitat de Barcelona - Facultat de Belles


CONTACTS Address Tel E-Mail Nationality

2009 - 2012 2011-2012 2006-2009

45 Earlham Grove E7 9AN, London, UK +44 (0) 783 583 0032 +351 91 884 18 87 Portuguese

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Arts in Barcelona (SP) (final classification 17/20) Graduated - Masters Degree in Architecture from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon (PT) (final classification 16/20) Erasmus Exchange Programme - Master in Urban Design course at Universitat de Barcelona - Facultat de Belles Arts in Barcelona (SP) - selected work for exhibition at MUDE - Lisbon (PT) Graduated - Bachelor of Architecture Studies from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon (PT)

COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION May 2018 Certificate Available

Mar. 2015 Certificate Available

Oct. 2014 Certificate Available

Oct. 2013 May 2012 Jun. 2012

Software Proficient Knowledge


Driving licence Hobbies

Architectural Photography Masterclass (24h) Masterclass promoted by RIBA and lectured in the RIBA building and the British Library aimed to develop critical and creative skills for engaging with the built environment through photography. Technical English for Architects (28 hours) Course lectured at Ordem dos Arquitectos (PT) aimed at Architects who want to work in the UK context, covering: UK Planning and Building Regulation, RIBA Stages of work, Specifications and Standards, Contracts and Procurement, Architecture related vocabulary, Drawings, Practising, Design team meetings, dealing with suppliers, details and tender packages, client meetings. Revit Architecture 2015 Fundamental (21 hours) Lectured by QualiCAD, Formação e Consultoria em Informática, Unipessoal, Lda. - Authorized Autodesk Training Center

RESEARCH WORKS AND VOLUNTEERING Urban Interventions - 1st International Conference , Lisbon (PT) - Event Organisation Volunteer Master in Architecture - Dissertation “Public Spaces in Sinergy with Cultural Facilities: Lisbon and Barcelona as Case Studies”. Master in Urban Design - Dissertation “The Barcelona Model for Public Spaces and Urban Design: The Impact of Large-Scale Cultural Facilities in the Redefinition of Contemporary Urban Public Spaces”. KNOWLEDGES Autocad, Google Sketchup (10+ years) Revit Architecture (1+ years) Adobe Packages: Photoshop, Indesign, llustrator (5+ years) Maxwell Render, Artlantis Render (5+ years) Ecotect Analisys, LT Portugal (3+ years) Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook (15+ years) English (independent user - B2 certificate available), Portuguese (native speaker), Spanish (independent user), French (basic user - A2 certificate available), Catalan (basic user - A2 certificate available) Cars - Category B Photography, cooking, reading, travelling and (very occasionally) yoga. 3

House in Raynes Park Architect

Location: Raynes Park, London, UK Developer:Private Type: Residential This project comprised the complete refurbishment and extension of a three-storey house in the Southwest of London. The focus of the improvements was on adapting the existing dark kitchen and living room in the back of the house by merging them into one large living area and creating a visual link from the front door to the rear garden. The kitchen is now located in the former living area, opening directly into the luminous new extension with high ceilings, large rooflight and full-width external sliding doors that connect the interior with the rear raised patio and garden. One corner of the living space can be separated into a TV room by pulling out concealed sliding doors. On the first floor, the layout was improved to include two front bedrooms and a master bedroom suite with views over the rear garden. The loft was redesigned to include a rear dormer, new staircase, two bedrooms, shower room and higher ceilings. New rooflights bring light into the loft front spaces and into the stairwell. All photos ŠMariana Silva



Offices in Leamington Spa Architectural Assistant

Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK Developer:Private Type: Offices This project refers to the refurbishment of a four storey offices’ building in centre of Royal Leamington Spa. We were responsible for the coordination of works between all the trades as well as the development of the tender. The four storeys were turned into open space plans to bring flexibility for its occupants. All the services run along the ceiling, being concealed by large white squares of suspended ceilings that also improve the acoustics of the space. Together, the suspended ceiling, the linear lights and the extractor heads create a pattern that brings character to the space, whilst maintaining a low profile. All photos ŠMarina Carbone





Catherine Place Architect

Location: Westminster, London, UK Developer:Private Type: Residential

This project comprised the complete refurbishment of a four storey property in Westminster, London to become a single family residential house. The project involved extensive demolition works at the basement level, redeveloped to become the kitchen and dining area of the house. A utility room was also added at this level. In the ground floor the entrance hall opens to a large living area with a balcony over the rear lightwell. The top floors are reserved for the more private areas of the house: 4 bedrooms, 2 big ensuites, two family bathrooms and a study. Two rooflights bring light into the top floor bedroom and toilet. The property is finished with modern sanitaryware fittings and custom made wardrobes in all bedrooms. All photos ŠMariana Silva







House in East Finchley Architect

Location: East Finchley, London, UK Developer:Private Type: Residential This project comprised the complete refurbishment of a two storey terraced house in East Finchley, with the addition of a single storey extension to the rear of the property. At the ground floor level, the dividing wall between the front and rear living room was removed to create a big open living area with direct access to the garden. The existing kitchen at the rear of the property was extended and included bifold doors that open directly into the garden. This created a luminous kitchen/ living room open plan, central area of this family house. The brief also included the renovation of the entire first floor, bedrooms and family bathroom. A couple of new rooflights were installed to bring light into this floor, mainly in the landing and in the daughter’s bedroom. The master bedroom faces the main street and includes bespoke new wardrobes and wooden shutters to filter the light coming from the three big windows. All the details were thought to be in accordance with and enhance the period of the property, like the addition of picture rails to the existing main spaces and Victorian tiles to the Entrance Hall. All photos ŠMariana Silva





The Hippodrome Smoking Terrace Architect

Location: Leicester Square, London, UK Developer:Private Type: Leisure The brief was to renovate and extend the Smoking Terrace in The Hippodrome casino, a Grade II listed building in central London. We produced a series on preliminary proposals, with sketches and images of ideas for the client’s choice. Then we produced a planning application that received approval in January 2019.


Old Manor Park Library Collaborator/ Volunteer

Location: Newham, London, UK Developer: Astrid Smitham and Nicholas Lobo Brennan Promoter: Create London and Bow Arts Trust Type: Public Building Collaboration in the last redesign and refurbishment of the Old Manor Park Library in East London, a Grade II listed building, to become a creative co-working space. Project developed by the architects Astrid Smitham and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. All photos ŠAPPARATA


Personal exercises Residential Masterplanning

Type: Urban Design + Architecture The brief was to develop a residential sector of a wider masterplan in a live project being developed in the UK. General guidelines about design, materials and the sector shape were given. This proposal had three main goals: - Keep a strong visual and physical connection to the close natural valley; - Separate social flows: the residential from the main street traffic from the nearby mixed use sector; - Create public, quiet and more intimate spaces in the heart of the three blocks. To achieve this, the built form of the housing had to be explored, to know how houses would spread throughout the site, therefore to know where this new public spaces would go. Three gardens were designed to accomodate new ammenties as a dog park and a children’s playground. This page contains some of the output developed on the exercise.

Design Layout

Section Western vista termination

Built Form studies


Western vista termination


In the following pages you can see some of the photographic work I’ve been developing while wandering around in the recent years. I´ve always been mesmerised by the way light behaves around the built environment and the way it is captured and changed through the lens.







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Portfolio - Mariana Geraldes Silva  

Professional Portfolio - Architecture and Urban Design Work developed between 2013 and 2019

Portfolio - Mariana Geraldes Silva  

Professional Portfolio - Architecture and Urban Design Work developed between 2013 and 2019