Jenna completed her Part I and Part II qualifications at the University of Newcastle, where she developed a particular interest into architectural heritage and conservation, with both her undergraduate and Masters thesis projects proposing interventions within historic settings: Sir John Soane’s museum and Balliol College, Oxford. She believes the process of designing within existing structures provides a unique opportunity to both highlight and re-interpret the architectural values they sought to present when originally built.
Alongside her design thesis, she undertook a year-long research project, which investigated definitions of ‘comfort’ and sustainable systems in relation to Alpine Architecture. This involved a trip to Innsbruck, working with the President of the Austrian Alpine Club.
She first joined Peregrine Bryant in 2018, in between her studies, and has now rejoined the practice upon graduating. Whilst here, she has worked on Radburne Hall, The Hospital of St. Cross in Winchester and a residential project in Little Venice.