Helena studied at the Oxford School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes where she developed a keen interest in conservation and regenerative architecture. As part of her part II specialisation she undertook a trip to India where, working with the community, designed a project that both incorporated the recycling of waste and encouraged a connection back with the surrounding heritage monuments. Key motivations were to highlight reuse and create new ways to utilise what was pre-existing whilst providing the community with new revenue streams and improved living conditions.

Prior to working at Peregrine Bryant Architecture Helena worked two years for Martin Ashley Architects also specialising in conservation. Projects included sites such as Windsor Castle, Greenwich Old Royal Naval College and Hampton Court Palace. Since joining Helena has been working on Malverleys Gate Lodge and Radburn Hall.