Inês moved to London after graduating in Lisbon, her hometown. She joined Jo Cowen Architects in 2019, after working at Allies and Morrison, where she gained valuable experience in large scale residential schemes. Her previous experience also encompasses a refurbishment project for a farm-to-table concept restaurant space in Lisbon.
Before completing her degree, Inês was granted a scholarship to study for one semester at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) and a research scholarship at University of Tokyo (Japan). During her time abroad in Japan, she travelled, studied Japanese, worked for Shigeru Ban Architects and developed her thesis “Houses for a Small Planet: Going Up – connecting formal and informal Tokyo through high-rise alternative dwelling typologies”, focusing on topics such as saturation, identity and human scale in the context of megacities – finalist of the Archiprix Portugal 2019 award.
Thoughtful placemaking and well-crafted architectural design are her main drives, regardless of scale.