Born in Sydney, Australia Carmen graduated with rst class honours from Sydney’s Universityof Technology and worked for local practice Lippmann Associate Architects from 1998-2001.She worked in Rotterdam between 2001-2004 for the UK-based rm, Aslop Architects, beforejoining Mecanoo in 2004. In 2007, Carmen became Associate Architect.
Carmen exhibits a sensitivity in her design approach, enriched not only by the cross-cultural experience that she lends to the team, but also by her extensive experience successfully leading a wide variety of projects with complex programmes. Her work with Mecanoo includes the Library of Birmingham integrated with the REP Theatre; Eurojust; HOME, Art and Culture House, Manchester and the highly complex Manchester Engineering Campus Development. Mostrecently, Carmen has been leading the concept design stage for Mecanoo’s renovation of theNew York Public Library Midtown Campus. Having been involved in the Library of Birmingham from project onset, Carmen played a pivotal role in project delivery, maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.