Irena is an award-winning architectural designer with 25 years of experience developing projects for federal, commercial and educational facilities in the U.S. and internationally. She enjoys an industry-wide reputation for her creativity, passion and knowledge in managing complex core and shell developments, interiors and space-planning projects.
Over the decade, Irena has led or contributed to the architectural design of new signature facilities for the U.S. Department of State, Social Security Administration, National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and NASA.
Irena began her design career in Bulgaria. In 1991 she graduated with a Master of Architecture degree and began practicing in the European Union, where she is licensed as a registered architect. In 1995, she earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.