Marcela Escobar

BArch

Architectural Assistant

Biography

Marcela was born in Colombia, and moved to the States at a very young age. Passionate about art, she pursued a career in architecture at The Cooper Union University in New York City where she obtained her BArch under a full paid scholarship.  Her practical experience includes a range of work within the education sector from an architectural and consulting perspective, and she has worked in firms in both Miami and London.

Much of Marcela’s design ‘perspective’ has been informed by several volunteering opportunities in which she has taken part. These have included working with a team in foreign countries doing small scale construction, including an off-grid house in Upstate New York; a School Renovation in Turkey and a “Maloka” vernacular shelter with the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon, Brazil.

Marcela was impressed by vHH’s varied scope of civic architecture, and ‘the firm’s thoughtful consideration for people-centred design’.

Marcela Escobar