Cecilia was born in Santiago - Chile and graduated from Universidad de Chile in 1988. She is a member of Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile and speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, English and German.
Being her father a civil engineer and builder of several residential and receptive projects in Southamerica, she has been in contact since her early years with the world of architecture and construction. This frequentation of sites and technical offices reveals since her first years her passion for architecture.
In 1984 she was selected to participate in an O.A.S. sponsored Workshop at Cornell University – USA, guided by architects Colin Rowe and Werner Goehner.
In 1986 while participating in a passive energy research group regarding specifically the use of solar energy in architecture, she builds solar panels, proposing their use in some rural areas in the Guayas district, in Ecuador. This research, and a recently developed project “Research and Educational Centre to reactivate the production of the Panama Hat” are a topical subject currently at VK office.
In 1985 Cecilia workes for a major fashion corporation, Esprit de Corp, in Chile, as visual merchandiser setting up showrooms and shops, while ending contemporarily her architecture studies in Universidad de Chile.
During 1987 and 1988 she collaborates in Chile for two architecture companies, Roberto Boisier S.A. and Echeñique Cruz y Arquitectos Ltda.
In 1989 she moves to Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York, and later joines Kohn Pedersen Fox International, newly opened offices in London. She specialises in interior design, developing the lobbies of corporate buildings. She was involved in a number of international projects in U.S.A., England, Scotland, Germany and Holland.
In 1994 she moves to Como, Italy and establishes Venelli Kramer Architetti with her partner Ruggero Venelli, developing projects in Italy and abroad for clients in the private and public areas.