Elena is a London based architect and designer. She is an ARB registered architect and a member of  the Royal Institute of British Architects. 

She has designed, built and exhibited work using a variety of methods and media, from traditional to contemporary construction techniques, utilising CNC milling and cross laminated timber, through to digitally programmed interactive installations.

Elena has a long standing interest in architecture and its close relationship to human behaviour, psychology and interactivity. Her own work attempts to demonstrate architecture’s ability to pose questions about the way we view space and our relationship to others within it. In 2010 she was part of a collaborative team which built The Disruptive Theatre an installation which explored the viewer’s idea of self. In 2012 she built and exhibited Outside, Inside Upside Down a camera obscura for the Cley Contemporary Arts Festival in North Norfolk, which explored the occupants sensory experience of landscape.

Elena has taught undergraduate architectural design at the University of Nottingham and been an invited jury member for Unit 14 at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL.

Alongside running The Other Studio, Elena is an Associate Director at Hampson Williams Architecture and is 1/3 of theatre design and architecture collective erm.



August 2013 - Present | Hampson Williams Architecture
Current Position: Associate Director

2015 - Present | erm.
Position: Founding Member

2016 - Present | The Other Studio
Position: Founder


August 2011 - August 2013 | Flanagan Lawrence

October 2007 - September 2009 | Hampson Williams Architecture

August 2006 - October 2007 | Charles Emberson Architect



2017 | RIBA Schools Ambassador | Workshops for 9-10yrs | London

2013 - 2014 | Studio Teaching Assistant | Yr 2 & 3 Unit 4 | The University of Nottingham

2011 - 2012 | Invited Critique | Diploma Unit 14 | Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL



2013 - 2014 | University of Westminster

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (RIBA Part III)
Graduated with Merit

Elected to the Architects Registration Board November 2014
Elected to the Royal Institute of British Architects February 2015

2009 - 2011 | University College London - The Bartlett School of Architecture

DipArch / MArch (RIBA Part II)
Distinction in Thesis

Inc | 
70 Advanced Architectural Thesis
75 Design Realisation
75 Advanced Architectural Studies

2003 - 2006 | University of Liverpool

Architecture BA (RIBA Part I)
First Class Honours Degree



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