Victoria is an associate professor, subject lead in architecture, educator, designer and practising architect with experience across multiple sectors of the built environment. In practice, Victoria has worked within the fields of architecture, planning, facilities management, building information modelling (BIM), occupancy planning, architectural visualisation and interior design. As an educator, Victoria has always been passionate about architectural education and throughout her academic career, she has developed connections with individuals and institutions across the UK as well as in the USA and South Africa, which have provided her with the opportunity to teach internationally and also collaborate on numerous projects and research activities. Most recently she has joined the board of directors for 'a students perspective', which is an audio podcast highlighting the interior architecture and design community through a series of recorded interviews in the USA and UK.
In 2011, Victoria co-founded the aae (association of architectural educators), which was formally announced in 2013 as the first association representing architectural educators in the UK. The aae was further supported by Victorias network in the USA with the NCBDS (national conference on the beginning design student) conference. Victoria organised and chaired the inaugural aae conference in 2013 and alongside aae colleagues, launched the aae journal, Charette, which remains the only journal on architectural education in the UK. Victoria has continued to support aae conferences as the director of events, on the conference and journal editorial committee and through research presentations on architectural education.
In 2013, Victoria set up the 'aae and Vectorworks scholarship programme', which provides free software to UK architecture schools, students and staff as well as other funding opportunities to academics. This initiative was showcased at the Vectorworks 2017 summit, Chicago, USA. Between 2010 and 2014, Victoria taught at Lincoln University and Nottingham Trent University, where she taught across multiple courses including architecture, interior architecture, architectural technology, BIM, set design and theatre design. In 2014, Victoria joined Birmingham City University as Course Leader for BA architecture and Year 1 year lead. In 2018, Victoria became an associate professor and has since been working across the faculty of art, design and media within the field of marketing and recruitment alongside her course duties, which have permitted her to gain experience writing multiple courses and managing her team through the RIBA validation process. Whilst at BCU, Victoria has created a new initiative, BIM in Birmingham, which is a suite of conferences organised by students from UG and PG courses delivering presentations from globally famous practices to audiences from around the world, connecting architecture students from multiple UK institutions.
The BIM in Birmingham suite of conferences has developed quickly between 2017 and 2023 and has become internationally recognised. Victoria was recently awarded a funding PhD from the University of Loughborough, which is focused on architectural pedagogy. With her PhD supervisors at Loughborough, Victoria is collaborating on a book for RIBA publishing on the field of precedent study. Alongside her work, she is an avid long distance runner and loves running shoes. Prior to leaving BCU she wrote the newest course, BsC Sports Shoe design, which formed collaborations between architecture, fashion, physiotherapy and sports science.