MA Cons, RIBA, CA, AABC
Patricia is a Chartered Conservation Architect accredited by the AABC (Architects Accredited in Building Conservation) with a Master degree in building conservation from the University of York.
Before moving to the UK, Patricia worked in Colombia on several residential projects as a site architect and designer. Since completing a Master of Arts in Building Conservation at the University of York, in 2001, Patricia has focused her career on listed buildings in the UK.
During the last seventeen years, she has worked for a medium size practice in the UK, and, for a few years, ran her own practice in Hampshire, where most of the projects were listed residential properties. Before joining Caroe Architecture in 2017, she worked for the largest conservation practice in the UK, where she developed further her skills as a designer, project manager and contract administrator, being responsible for numerous projects ranging from multi-million-pound residential projects to small church projects and Heritage at Risk.
She does not shy from a challenge and her practical, problem-solving approach has gained her excellent reputation with contractors and clients alike, including local authorities and government bodies such as Historic England.
Patricia is also an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of Chelmsford, responsible for several 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.
Patricia enjoys nurturing new generations of architects and shares her knowledge unreservedly. She is a volunteer for the Inspiring the Future Campaign, which inspire primary and secondary children to follow their career dreams. She has also lectured in architectural history, including in her home town of Bogota, Colombia.
Some of her most recent projects include the complete refurbishment of the seventeenth century house of the Bishop of London, repairs to Black Chapel, a Grade I timber framed building in Essex, the reopening of the repaired ruins of Walden Castle and urgent repair works to a deconsecrated church in Thetford.
To continue her career development, Patricia is currently reading a Master of Studies in Building History at the University of Cambridge.