MA Cons, RIBA, CA, AABC
Patricia is a Conservation Architect accredited by both the the AABC and RIBA Conservation Register with a masters degree in building conservation.
Prior to moving from her home country, Colombia, Patricia worked as designer and site architect for residential projects. Since completing her Master of Arts in Building Conservation at the University of York in 2001, Patricia has focused her career in the UK on listed buildings and historic sites.
Her varied experience includes running her own practice in Hampshire, specialising in listed residential properties, and before joining Caroe Architecture she worked for three years for the largest conservation practice in the UK. There she further developed her skills as a designer, project manager and contract administrator, being responsible for projects ranging from multi-million-pound residential schemes to small church repairs and alterations, and Heritage at Risk.
Patricia does not shy away from a challenge and her practical, problem-solving approach has gained her excellent reputation with contractors and clients alike, also with local authorities and Historic England.
Her appointments include as an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of Chelmsford, responsible for Grade I and II* churches in Essex, where she combines her passion for ecclesiastical buildings with the practicalities of working with an enthusiastic community, with limited resources, and great responsibilities.
Nurturing new generations of architects and sharing her knowledge unreservedly, Patricia is a volunteer for the Inspiring the Future campaign, which works with primary and secondary children to encourage their career dreams. She has also lectured in architectural history in her home town of Bogota, Colombia.
Some of her recent projects include the conservation of the ruins of Saffron Walden Castle funded by Historic England, urgent repair works to Borley Church funded by the HLF, complete refurbishment and basement extension of a high-end residence in Chelsea for a private client.