Zuzana joined SCABAL in 2019 and has recently lead on a refurbishment of St Agnes RC Primary School to create an early year’s centre with a new canopy in the playground. The project was funded through an LCVAP scheme by Diocese of Westminster. As such, a multitude of consultations was required both with the client and building user to successfully deliver the project. This bold, yet economical makeover of the inter-war school building was finished in mid-December.
Additionally, Zuzana has been involved in assisting UCL Academy with improving their space use efficiency and designing a new study pavilion for 6th form pupils. This engagement builds on her interest in education architecture developed during her MArch at the Bartlett, UCL where her project for an Intercultural School in Lisbon sprung from theatre-based educational methodologies, derived from collaborative work with children from her former primary school in Košice, Slovakia. The project was subsequently displayed at London Sketchbook Festival and recognised in a School Without Classrooms architectural competition organised by Archasm.
Prior to joining SCABAL, Zuzana worked with Foster + Partners in London and Tim Hupe Architekten in Hamburg, Germany, where she volunteered as a stage designer/prop maker on an adaptation of Frankenstein for University Players, a theatre workshop at the University of Hamburg.
Zuzana’s interest in interdisciplinary design practices started at the University of Kent during her BA, where she won RIBA South East Student prize and a President’s Medal nomination and made a film Matter Meaning & Merry, which was screened at the Borders Art Festival in Venice and Rome. The drawings for this project won first prize in the student hand category in the KRob Architectural Delineation competition.
Zuzana recently completed her postgraduate course Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA Part III) at University of Westminster in London to qualify as an architect. She is currently undertaking a part-time MSc course in Green Building at the Centre for Alternative Technology to further develop her knowledge and enthusiasm for sustainable construction.