Arco is the London based architecture practice of Alicia Calvino specialising in environmentally conscious, innovative, humanistic and practical architecture.




Arco. was founded in 2021 in response to a global pandemic that has changed the way we approach life.

Slow life, quality spaces and sustainability have become essential to the way we live, and design with people at its heart has become the new standard.







































With over a decade of experience in the architecture industry, Alicia Calvino has worked with some great people, on some amazing projects for award-winning practices including Denizen Works, Jestico + Whiles and Base Interior.



Professional

2021-Present | arcoLondon-Barcelona | Director Key projects:Home in Poole 200sqm), Ronda Sant Antoni 80sqm, Brodia Road 50sqm, Kynastone Road 25sqm, Carrer d’Orient 65sqm, Passeig del pont 80sqm, Concentrico competition, LFA boundaries Exhibition.
2020-2021 | Undercover ArchitectureLondon | AssociateVarious High end Residential Projects.
2019-2020 | Unagru ArchitectureLondon | Project ArchitectVarious Residential Projects
2017-2019 | Base InteriorLondon | Project Architect Various High end Residential Projects
2015-2017 | Jestico + Whiles London | Project ArchitectKey projects: Qatar Academy, London Wooddene Affordable & Social Housing, Fortnum & Mason Concept & Feasibility Study.
013-2015 | Denizen Works London | ArchitectKey projects: Valhalla Façade Design, Haddo Yard Whistable, I See Folly Follie RIBA Window Project, Bedford Road Private Residential.


Education

2016 | The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London Part 3 for Professional Practice
ETSAV, UPC Barcelona-Tech, Barcelona2012-2013 | MArch. Dist. Final Project & Thesis for Professional PractiseSustainable Architecture, Detail Construction, Passivhaus Construction Thesis: “ Sustainable Civic Centre in Cuenca Following Passivhaus construction Strategies”
2010-2011 | ETSAV, MA. Dist. Master in Architecture Sustainable Construction, Urban Planning
2011-2012 | Ecole Superieur d’Architecture Saint-Luc, UCL, Brussels MA.Dist Master in Architecture – International Scholarship
2006-2010 | ETSAV, BA, Hons, Bachelor Degree in Architecture Sustainability, Environmental Management, Community Architecture. Thesis: “Environmental Recovery in Agricultural Park of Llobregat in 5 Stages”