Cordula co-founded ZCD Architects in 2013 and together with her co -director Dinah leads a team of six.
She is motivated by her commitment to high quality design with a social purpose and a strong belief that well -designed spaces will empower the people that use them. Alongside the urban design and engagement work at ZCD, she specialises in finding inventive solutions and obtaining planning approval for complex sites and briefs.
She recently completed an award -winning house on a small infill site in Hackney that has been widely published as exemplar for such sites. She is working on two more of these sites and is championing the use of these site to help the housing crisis in accordance with policy H2 of the London Plan. She is currently also leading – amongst others - on a six storey standalone, mixed -use building in Angel, London that is under construction. She has extensive experience in driving projects from brief to delivery and is leading on design. She has led design studios over 17 years at universities across the UK, focussing on the potential of architecture to drive social sustainability.
Cordula is a regular academic critic and gives expert advice to design review panels. She started her career as a principal member of the multi -disciplinary practice FAT where her work included acclaimed urban art interventions and projects for cultural institutions. She is a member of the London Practice Forum, support ‘Architects Declare’ and the Part W collective.