Irene has long been drawn to exploring and solving complex problems; and has used this passion to fuel her career. As an architect with a background in urban planning, she has a particular interest in the role architecture plays within the larger urban and social context. “Architecture best reaches its purpose when it merges design excellence with technical innovation, and positively impacts the communities it serves.” Irene’s extensive portfolio includes a wide range of highly complex research facilities, such as the home of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California San Francisco. She is highly skilled at developing creative solutions that resolve challenges throughout a project’s delivery process. “Watching a project develop from the initial concept into a building that can best serve our client’s needs never ceases to inspire me” she declares. Her favorite place to recharge her creative energy? Traveling. She has visited over 30 countries and cites Kauai as a favorite destination for snorkeling and hiking along the Na Pali Coast.
Design Build Meets IPD for Green Results at UCSF
Smith Cardiovascular Research Building was successfully completed using a hybrid approach that includes delivery tactics from IPD and Design Build approaches.
Designing for the next generation of scientists
An in-depth look at both learning and workplace trends can help identify the guiding principles to transform lab design to best serve the next generation of scientists.
UC Merced’s Science and Engineering Building II is the latest addition to their campus and helps bring the university one step closer towards its 2020 zero net energy goal.