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Alumna of the month – November 2015

Vanessa Cazaubon
BSc Architectural Technology, 2015

December 2015 AOM Nathan Giles

Vanessa Cazaubon is a professionally qualified Architectural Technician and was recently named an LSBU Graduate Entrepreneur. She co-founded E+C Associates which offers strategy planning, implementation and training for digitally represented building design. 

“You’ve got to be able to engage and communicate well. You could have a fantastic business idea, but it will be difficult to succeed if you cannot tell people a unique story.” Having beaten stiff competition to be awarded a place on the Graduate Entrepreneur scheme, Vanessa knows that a strong pitch can make all the difference when competing for clients and investors. 

In addition to being a strong communicator, many entrepreneurs pin their success being able to shine a team environment and thrive under pressure: “It’s hard to believe, but I my favourite time as a student was probably the most stressful part: revising for exams. I shared information with fellow students and we tested each other. It was actually a great of making new friends.”    

A previous interior design student, Vanessa is now combining her skills with architecture and construction to focus on BIM (Building Information Modelling), a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate building, infrastructure and utility projects. 

“The business came through extensive market research and LSBU really helped broaden my understanding of the industry landscape and my prospective clients. The reasons E+C Associates exists are to support architectural technology and develop sustainable collaboration within the construction industry.”