Una Barac, Group Director, Scott Brownrigg
Una is a Group Director at Scott Brownrigg and leads the practice’s hospitality sector. Having joined the practice in 2003, Una’s career has rapidly progressed and she now sits on Scott Brownrigg’s Partnership Board alongside seven other Group Directors.
She started her career at Foster and Partners in 1997 as a Part I Student, fully qualifying in 2001. Whilst at Fosters Una had the opportunity to work on a number of high profile schemes, including Fraser Suites apart hotel in Sydney and Hearst Tower in New York.
Una has worked on a wide range of projects during her time at Scott Brownrigg, mainly focusing on the hospitality and residential sectors. She is currently responsible for a number of hotel and resort projects in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and across Eastern Europe, getting involved in all aspects of feasibility, architecture and interior design through to overlooking production of the construction information. She has a particular passion for interior design and FF&E having worked on numerous refurbishment and new-build schemes.
Over the years Una has developed working relationships with a number of branded operators and has worked on projects with Hilton (Core Brand, DoubleTree by Hilton), Starwood (Sheraton, Westin), Carlson Rezidor (Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, Art’otel), Accor (Mercure, Novotel), Marriott (Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott).
She regularly speaks at design and real estate conferences, including Sleep and led the Scott Brownrigg teams award-winning design for the Sleep Hotel *Best Room Design Award in 2012.
Having left Croatia in 1992, Una returned two decades later to work on hotels and resorts in the country’s fastest developing sector. She is currently leading the team in delivering its third Park Plaza Hotel in Istria, as well as the recently completed Marriott Residence Inn in Sarajevo, with a number of further schemes due to open this summer including Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera, boutique Hotel Mlini in Dubrovnik, Karisma Adriatic Resort in Central Dalmatia and Courtyard by Marriott in Sarajevo.