I joined smok in 2015, after spending my previous years working on conservation and new build projects in London and on a large commercial scheme in Spain, at the end of which I almost liked food courts.
I have a diverse background, having studied and worked in Italy, Spain and the UK. I enjoy being involved in different types of projects and meeting a variety of people. For many years, in Italy, I was the technical director of an annual festival of theatre and Circus.
What I find interesting at smok is the problem-solving approach and the attitude of the team, all women when I joined, except Clive of course, we share our knowledge and our problems with the same involvement.
I love my profession, the fun of shaping spaces and the challenges of building them and meeting client expectations on budget and on time. I’m a curious person and I’m interested in people so, I think listening should count as a proper design stage.
Carmen graduated in Architecture from the University of Genoa in 1999.
She qualified as an architect in Italy in 2002 and in the UK in 2008.
Carmen is an ARB and RIBA registered Architect.
In her free time Carmen likes cooking and nice food, going to theatre and practicing yoga. Unfortunately, with a toddler, she has no free time.