Zuzanna Grodzka

Zuzanna graduated from the University of Westminster, where she developed her passion for architectural research and theory. She believes that every element of our built environment should reinforce the idea of both the contextual and personal narrative fuelling the design process.

She finds her inspiration in art and philosophy that often help explore and build narratives for her projects. In her final year dissertation, she researched and analysed the factors that influenced the “making of” the Tate Modern, one of the world’s biggest contemporary galleries. Investigating the cultural, political, and economic influences on the design process has sparked her interest in how architecture adapts itself to the digital era.

Outside of university, she has taken part in many volunteering projects that focused on the local community. While on her European Voluntary Service, where she worked in a post-earthquake town, she saw opening a new youth centre that tackled the issue of future-proofing the local heritage for the inevitable climate changes.

She will be completing her Practice Placement at Julian McIntosh Architects, where she will further explore the relationship between people and the built environment.

Beyond architecture, her other passions are contemporary dance and psychology.