Julia holds a BSc and MSc in Architecture from Vienna’s University of Technology (TU Wien). Her MSc focused on the conservation and protection of historic buildings and was awarded with Distinction.
During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies she had the opportunity to participate in study trips and field work in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, China and across Europe. Her work became part of a number of specialised publications and books.
Attracted to Edinburgh, for her MSc dissertation she was sponsored to trace the history of the Shrubhill Tramworks site on Leith Walk and propose a plan to conserve and repurpose its listed structures alongside the development of new housing.
Before moving to Edinburgh, Julia worked for four years as an Architectural Assistant (Part II equivalent) in Vienna, mainly on residential buildings and infrastructure projects for Austria’s Federal Railways. In September 2015 she joined Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) to support the delivery of the Conservation Funding Programme. She worked closely with the Conservation Architect and Grants Manager targeting the restoration of shopfronts on Edinburgh’s West Maitland Street.
Julia joined Simpson & Brown in March 2016 and has been contributing to a variety of projects across the UK since.