Irena Bedenikovic is a Design Principal at Studio Jantzen with more than 20 years of international experience in architectural design, project coordination and management. The projects she has worked on vary in scale and program and range from office interiors and single family residential projects to schools, museums, high-rise buildings and large scale mixed use commercial developments in the US, Europe, Middle East and China.
Based on her experience with a diverse building typologies and various design processes she likes to see the architectural practice holistically as one that involves all the phases of the design process as well as technical coordination, budget control and construction administration, paying special attention to materials and building systems, consulting the most recent technologies and addressing sustainability concerns.
Her international experience reinforces the necessity of thorough context analysis for each project, not only in terms of its physical presence, codes and regulations but in understanding and respecting current cultural and social conditions.
Prior to Studio Jantzen, some of Irena’s valuable experience comes from practicing architecture with SOM, AEDAS LA, Morphosis and many more.