Aline Bronkhorst

Heritage Consultant

Aline Bronkhorst
MSc Historic Conservation

What do you do at Jessop and Cook Architects? My focus in practice is conservation, which includes anything that involves taking care of our historic buildings. This means I am often assessing the significance of historic buildings, writing heritage statements, carrying out condition surveys and doing detailed drawings for construction works. I have worked on projects for many clients including Oxford Colleges and Blackfriars and I work on schools and smaller housing projects too. I also manage Jessop and Cook’s competition and framework submissions but most importantly I supply the office with home baked cakes and biscuits!

What were you doing before you joined Jessop and Cook Architects? During my studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, I had the opportunity to do a semester abroad in Norway and travel through Europe. After qualifying as an architect (in Brazil) in 2014, I worked with the local authority of São Paulo as a conservation officer and later as an architect at a private practice which focused on the refurbishment and conservation of public buildings. I moved to England in 2016 to get my MSc in Historic Conservation and I have worked at Jessop and Cook ever since.

What else do you do that’s not related to architecture? I like to spend my time improving my baking and cooking skills, curled up with a book and a cup of tea and binge-watch anything that Netflix can offer. When I’m not at home you will probably find me browsing at the local bookstore, checking out the latest release at the cinema, or visiting Oxford’s latest exhibition.