projectvarchitecture is an award winning multidisciplinary practice working internationally. Currently with offices in London and Sarajevo.
projectvarchitecture have been developing a research and process driven approach to architecture, which actively engages with the context of each specific project and promotes community participation and self-initiated activism. We believe that the architectural process should, itself, like a building, be inhabited by end users to influence the formal development of building projects.
projectvarchitecture was founded in 2011 by Architect Vernes Causevic, on being awarded the RSA's Resourceful Architect runner up award for 'Space for Exchange; A Sustainable Return to Srebrenica', a self-initiated project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), with which Vernes graduated from the Free-Unit at The Cass School of Architecture, London. Since then, projectvarchitecture have continued to work on award winning architectural projects, competitions and research across the Balkans and the UK. This includes winning the prestigious Collegium Artisticum GRAND PRIX prize for the Badel 'Unblocked' Block international competition masterplan in Zagreb with filter arhitektura, 1st prize for the Kotor Bay Hotel competition in Montenegro with urban sense consultant architects, Collegium Artisticum 2017 Award for Best Idea for the architectural research project ‘Living Memorials’ and leading the studios current Youth Peace Centre project in Prijedor, BIH for Bosnia-UK based charity Most Mira.
Vernes Causevic BArch DipArch ARB, has over 8 years of diverse architectural experience, working on all stages of the design and building process from inception to delivery. He gained professional experience at Avanti Architects, London and Zvi Hecker Architects, Berlin and at London based Phelan Architects. Vernes founded ‘projekt v arhitektura’ in Sarajevo in 2017, together with long term collaborator Lucy Dinnen. Since 2017 they have been developing an architectural research project in Sarajevo called ‘Living Memorials: Reconstructing the Siege of Sarajevo’.
Lucy Dinnen is an Architect and Educator. She has been collaborating with projectvarchitecture since 2014 and in 2017 co-founded the Sarajevo studio, projektvarhitektura, with Vernes Causevic. Since opening the studio in 2017, they have been focusing on developing their projects in B&H, including an ongoing architectural research project ‘Living Memorials: Reconstructing the Siege of Sarajevo’, which was awarded the Collegium Artisticum B&H 2017 Architecture Award for Best Idea.
Lucy has previously worked at award winning practices; Hawkins\Brown and AOC Architecture Ltd. Before founding projektvarhitektura, she worked as a Client advisor and Project Manager at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her experience covers a range of projects focusing on Culture, Education and Commercial sectors. Most notably the multiple award winning; Here East, London, whilst at Hawkins\Brown and leading the delivery of V&A East in the former Olympic Park, for the V&A Museum.
Outside of Practice, Lucy has experience and internships at both Blueprint Magazine in the UK, and at the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest in LA. Lucy enjoys teaching and the exciting environment of Architecture Schools, having taught at The Cass School of Architecture, London, and in Sarajevo. She is an Oral Examiner on the RIBA Part III Professional Practice course at the University of Westminster. Lucy graduated from The Cass School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University in 2011 with a Distinction and a Prize for the Best Portfolio.