E . G . A eleanor grierson architects

The beauty of the building process, St Clements, York

E . G . A is an architecture and design studio centred around the skills and expertise of Eleanor Grierson. Its focus is on making carefully crafted contributions to our urban, natural and cultural landscape.

Originally from Yorkshire, Eleanor studied at The University of Cambridge, then at London Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, qualifying as an architect in 2019. Prior to establishing the studio, Eleanor was an Associate at Lynch Architects after previously being a Senior Designer at Nissen Richard Studio, specialising in museum projects.

Eleanor has worked on many notable Lynch Architects projects including running the refurbishment and extension of the Grade II Listed Westminster Coroner's Court. At Nissen Richard Studio she took a leading role in the design of many permanent and temporary exhibitions including at The Wallace Collection, Kensington Palace and The Imperial War Museum. Her experience includes residential, civic and listed buildings; in tight urban plots and wide-open fields; in Conservation Areas and inside existing structures.

Eleanor has sought out and created collaborations throughout her career - as an exhibition designer, land artist and set designer as well as architect, believing strongly in the invigoration of working across scale and discipline.

"I set up E . G . A as a place to make work with care, wit and joy. I want those qualities to inform both the design proposals and the design process. Collaboration with our clients is central to this practice; each project starts sitting around a table together as we share the beginnings of ideas. Those beginnings lie in understanding, listening hard and sensitively to what is said and unsaid. 

We are a young studio, but that openness has allowed us already to build a strong network of experienced specialists, talented builders and craftspeople who share our passion for enhancing the fabric of places and lives.”

Eleanor Grierson MA (Cantab) Dip Arch ARB RIBA

We welcome enquiries of collaboration.