Simone Tchonova, BAS, AA Dipl.
Simone Tchonova is a Canadian architectural designer and RIBA Part II based in London, United Kingdom. She graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Canada with a Bachelors of Architectural Studies in 2016. She then pursued her studies at the Architectural Association in London, where she graduated with an AA Diploma in 2018. Simone has also studied a semester abroad at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She has gained experience internationally at various innovative architectural practices such as Bjarke Ingels Group(Copenhagen, Denmark), and the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture(Stuttgart, Germany). In her career she has worked on a range of projects including urban planning, master planning, competitions, cultural buildings, installations and furniture. Additionally she has practiced in Paris, France, and London, England. In 2017, she worked at the Architectural Association’s Digital Prototyping Lab where she worked closely with computational and fabrication technology.
Simone’s design methodology aims to be active, reactive and disruptive. She works at an intersection with the socio-political and design driven experimentation. Her work criticizes the mundane standardization prevalent in architectural practice. Simone’s interests are in the now and advocates for a process based design approach, integrating digital technologies, low-tech/high-tech fabrication methods and the use of discrete building systems. She is currently working as a freelance designer.