Irene is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture + Design Program. Over the course of her academic career, she has worked diligently to develop projects ranging in scale from single family housing to a metropolitan master plan for Nashville. With this experience in hand, she has gained an acute understanding of the environmental and cultural influences of architecture.
During her academic career, Irene was involved in AIAS Freedom by Design which enabled her to improve on the design of homes for families with disabilities in Knoxville, Tennessee. Taking the lead, she constructed and directed a team based on core values such as teamwork, design, and a passion to help the others. Irene is glad to be part of the firm and is looking forward to have hands-on design and research process in her time in BLUR.
Outside of architecture, Irene takes every opportunity to travel and immerse herself in diverse cultures. Having traveled over a dozen of different countries, she has been able to study the role architecture plays within the various contexts and apply those experiences and connections to her own work.