We are very pleased to announce that Filipa Valente has been promoted to the level of Associate at SDA. Filipa has consistently been an invaluable design team member making significant contrbutions to a number of our projects and will now assume a leadership role within the office. Filipa joined SYNTHESIS as an Architect (Dutch Architect Register 1.100315.003) and Lead Interaction Designer in Los Angeles in November 2011, and was named an Associate in November 2013. She is a native of Portugal and a graduate from the MArch and BSc in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London UK as well as from the Masters in Design Research on Architecture and New Media Art (MediaSCAPES) through the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She is a licensed architect in the Netherlands. Through professional experience Filipa has gained significant professional experience working with a number of notable architectural practices around the world including Zaha Hadid Architects, Amanda Levete Architects and Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London. She has also taught workshops on fluid dynamics study applications in design and portfolio preparation at the AA (London), ESA (Paris) and Oxford Brookes University (Oxford).
Additionally, Filipa leads the design and development of interaction and experience design projects for SYNTHESIS. Filipa’s media and interactive work can also be viewed at www.filipavalente.com