Alinda Barua

Chosen for her attention to detail and excellent job-running skill, Alinda joined SCABAL as a Senior Architect in 2015. She is currently the Lead Project Architect on our four projects at Fordham Abbey, a Grade II listed Georgian manor house, garden and farm complex near Newmarket which is becoming a national visitor attraction including the new-build Dojima Sake Brewery. The first sake brewery to be built in the UK, production is due to start in October 2017 with an integrated visitor centre, café and education space, open to the public in the summer of 2018.

During her time at SCABAL, Alinda has assisted in the design development, management and client presentations of ten educational projects in Andhra Pradesh, south east India including the New York Academy in Hyderabad and the Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College in Tirupati. Alinda was project architect for Portland Road, where two main floors of a five storey Victorian house in the Norland Conservation area are made fully accessible with interventions front and back including a steel framed W20m Conservatory.

Before joining SCABAL, Alinda was a founder of Ampersand Architecture London and Project Leader for RIBA Stages A-H for the Panchams Restaurant refurbishment, Epping and for other domestic and workplace projects in North and East London.

 At Maccormac Architect, projects included feasibility studies and concept designs for new-build apartment development at Castletown Golf Links Hotel Site, Isle of Man and an Extra-care Housing scheme for an ageing population to aid Swindon’s DCLG bid within their District Masterplan. She also assisted Richard in the recording of his legacy as an architect through bespoke branding and web design.

 Following her diploma, from August 2007- December 2011, Alinda worked with Hopkins Architects on the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome and Velopark, the award-winning stadium and dedicated legacy cycling park in the Olympic Site at Stratford. Her responsibility for RIBA Stages A-L, included stakeholder involvement, design development, liaising with CABE and planning consultations, detailed design, tender information, shop drawing review and regular site visits. Alinda’s other Hopkins projects included, design development, detailed design and tender information for the new £9m Stratford Library at the University of East London and for new buildings for £5m humanities department and £6m music school at Bryanston School in Dorset.

 At SCABAL Alinda co-leads the office CAD drafting programme, with high levels of expertise in AutoCAD, 3D Microstation, Form Z and Sketchup, and is master of Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver Office: Microsoft Office, BIW.

 Alinda received BA in Architecture at Cambridge University, Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association (AA) in 2007 and Part 3 Professional Practice & Management in Architecture from UCL in 2010.

Prior to her AA Diploma, Alinda’s employment has included acting as an architectural assistant for fifteen months at Burrell Chaudhuri Architects and Illustrations for “Colin St John Wilson: Buildings and Projects” by Roger Stonehouse for Black Dog Publishing, London

Alinda has regularly acted as visiting critic, at Cambridge and Brighton Universities and made presentations of her role in the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome at the Building Exploratory, Senior Bees, London and Queen Mary and Westfield University, London.