Irene recently joined Gaunt Francis Architects following her graduation from the Polytechnic University of Milan and her registration as an architect in Italy in 2013.

Before moving to the U.K., she worked in international practices in Milan and Vienna, where she gained experience in a wide variety of sectors including: Cultural, Educational, Residential (Social/Private/Renovations), and Commercial; taking projects from concept phase to technical detailing.

Since joining Gaunt Francis Architects, she has been working on a variety of large-scale residential and retirement living projects, within historical and Listed Building contexts.

Irene is also a keen user of BIM technology and its collaborative implementation in the design and construction process.