Cristina grew up in Bucharest where she attended architectural drawing lessons and volunteered in social participatory architecture with the Arhipera Group, designing and building cheap housing for communities living in extreme poverty. This experience along with growing up in a post-communist city directed her attention towards the social impact of architecture and adaptability of architectural forms. She finished Part 1 at the Glasgow School of Art and, seeking to diversify her experience, started working in interior design with State of Craft. There she broadened her knowledge of materials and developed an interest for furniture design and detailing. Throughout the year she worked on one of the biggest country houses in the UK as well as a private house in Aspen. She will be with ORMS for her practice placement.