Chiara heard about the ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship when working at Ushida Findlay Architects in 2013. The theme for that year, ‘Interpretations of Classicism’, prompted her to think about Greek antiquity and the importance of the human figure in creating balance, proportion and symmetry in architecture. The dramatic Baroque stone carvings in human form that she’d seen during a previous trip to Sicily, a significant location in the ancient Greek world, were an important aspect of the island’s distinctive Baroque architecture that she wanted to investigate.
Chiara studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. She has worked for various architectural practices in London and currently works on the Heritage and Culture Team for Building Design Partnership (BDP).