Lara Lucas

A vibrant, dynamic and versatile individual having worked on 3 continents over the past 22 years in the most diverse areas of architecture and having undertaken the role of Design Director since 2016 with extensive experience in luxury hospitality projects as well as in residential, commercial and cultural sectors with a particular interest in Concept. Design and Planning. Specialist in the definition, implementation and management of BIM|Building Information Modelling|specifically through the use of the Autodesk Revit Platform.

2016 – The Atelier | Architecture&Interior Design LLC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Design Director

Responsible for all Concept Designs and Planning from both an architectural perspective to Interior Design including quality control and overall coordination of all required disciplines that form the project team.

2008 – 2016 DSA Architects
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project Architect|Senior Designer

Senior member of the Design Team responsible for preparing bids, Concept Design submissions, leading projects/teams and coordinating sub consultants. Member of DSA’s BIM Technical Team tasked with creating and managing the company’s BIM strategy.

2007 – 2008 DHK Architects
Cape Town, South Africa

Senior Design Architect

Working directly with Design Principal Derick Henstra to prepare Concept Designs for all projects undertaken by DHK before handing over to Production/Technical Teams for further development. Responsible for preparing bids and Concept Design Submissions while leading projects/teams and coordinating sub consultants.

2004 – 2007 MMA Architects
Cape Town, South Africa

Senior Architect

Architect responsible for designing, developing and leading multiple projects and teams, coordinating sub consultants, managing site teams.

2002 – 2004 Olibérica Iluminação
Porto, Portugal

Partner

Franchise of the largest lighting distributor on the Iberian Peninsula|Oliva Iluminacion.

2001 – 2004 Estilo Único
Porto, Portugal

Partner|Principal

Company specialized in small to medium turn key projects. Responsible for all aspects of Design, Coordination and Technical documentation.

1998 – 2001 Arbranco Construções SA
Porto, Portugal

Architect

Turn Key Construction Company with in-house Design Team. Responsible for preparing bids, Concept Designs with freehand sketches of proposals in addition to Techincal Construction Drawings, followed by Site Supervision.

1996 – 1998 BEC Construções
Porto, Portugal

Assistant Architect

Turn Key Construction Company with in-house Design Team. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of bids, Concept Designs with freehand sketches of proposals in addition to Techincal Construction Drawings, followed by Site Supervision.