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Premma Makanji

Areas of Expertise

She strives to achieve elegant and cost-effective solutions through collaboration and thoughtful engineering input, rooted in an understanding of materials and construction. A large proportion of her work has involved the complex refurbishment of historic buildings, many of which are listed.

She enjoys the challenges of sensitively restoring historic fabric, and carefully interlinking modern designs with existing structures, along with the meticulous approach that these projects require and believes we should be reusing and modifying existing buildings wherever possible to minimise waste and embodied carbon. Her extensive work on the refurbishment and extension of historic buildings includes theatres, museums and education buildings, notable projects include Hall for Cornwall, Science and Industry Museum, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Jesus College. She is currently a Stage 1 Technical Studies tutor for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Group for the Structural Engineer journal.

Premma Makanji