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.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
August 2013 - Present | Hampson Williams Architecture
Current Position: Associate Director
2015 - Present | erm.
Position: Founding Member
2016 - Present | The Other Studio
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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
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