Elisa has a strong track record of delivering education buildings and community architecture with a particular focus on participatory design processes.
Born in Germany, Elisa has lived in Swaziland, Botswana and the UK. She has worked for Rivington Street Studio, Peter Rich Architects and for Walters and Cohen, where she was an Associate.
She has designed and delivered a wide range of educational facilities, giving her a strong grounding in how to engage with a range of different stakeholders while delivering well considered, sympathetic buildings on limited budgets.
For Architecture for Humanity, she designed and project managed a youth centre in Botswana. On returning to the UK, Elisa became a Trustee at Architecture for Humanity London.
Elisa has taught design on Architecture courses in different countries and currently teaches design studio at Westminster University. She is passionate about improving access to the profession for people from all backgrounds.
Richard has a wide experience of modifying existing buildings particularly in a conservation context. He specialises in revitalising existing structures and maximising the value of client budgets.
Originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, he studied at the Queen's University Belfast, the Mackintosh School of Architecture , Oxford Brookes University and University College London.
With Des Ewing Architects in Belfast and BC/A in London he used his design experience to provide exceptional signature homes for clients and their families. At FSP in London, Richard worked on commercial projects, where he developed an understanding of working with existing and historically significant structures. He built on this experience as project architect on the renovation of Cabinet Office buildings while working for Fielden and Mawson in London.
Richard is the Chair of Governors of Highbury Fields Girl’s School in Islington and enjoys inspiring and supporting young people.