Ellen Ward

Ellen Ward

London, GB



Ellen joined Terry Farrell & Partners (UK’s leading masterplanners) in July 2012 as a Part II Architectural Assistant and has since qualified as a registered Architect with the ARB. She graduated with honours in Architecture from the University of Nottingham in 2009. She went on to gain a Distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Architecture (RIBA/ARB Part II) at Canterbury School of Architecture in June 2012. During her diploma, she held numerous exhibitions including exhibiting in the Folkestone Triennial and the Royal Academy summer show (2012.) She has been published in the Architects Journal, the Evolo Skyscrapers 2 book and also has a further publication currently in the RIBA library; London 2050, What Would You Do? She has also been a visiting critic at the University of Greenwich, London Met and Canterbury School of Architecture.

During her time at Farrells, she has gained valuable experience working on a variety of urban design and masterplan schemes including; Mount Pleasant, White City, Vauxhall and Alexandra Palace. She spent a year and a half focused on the redevelopment of the Earls Court masterplan in West London; co-ordinating a 32 hectare (heavily constrained) site which sees the introduction of four villages, a new high street and a suspended park. Over the last year, her role has transitioned to a delivery one on the Lots Road residential masterplan in Chelsea, London.

She is currently looking to relocate to Chicago, IL to expand her architectural scope.

ARB - Architects Registration number: 082997H

Online resume:


Farrells (London) LLP, London, GB, Architect

Farrells (London) LLP (Formerly Terry Farrell & Partners)

- Architect, Formerly CPD Co-ordinator for the practice
- Currently work on a variety of urban design, delivery and
masterplan schemes - Co-ordinate new work presentations
- Work with the ‘Vital Regeneration’ scheme with local schools
- Manage and mentor design teams

Jul 2012 - current

Bicknell Interiors, Surrey, GB, Architectural Assistant

Bicknell Interiors, Walton on the Hill, Surrey

- Part 1 Placement
- Worked on numerous residential extension projects
- Assisted with both the architectural and interior design
aspects of each projects
- Produced planning applications and site surveys
- Liaised with clients
- Actively ran small scale interior projects on site
- Left employment to return to University to complete architectural studies

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

JonRa Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

JonRa Architecture Ltd, Feltham

- Part 1 placement
- Worked on the refurbishment of the Shell HQ building in London
- Undertook site visits and client meetings
- Conducted site surveys, technical drawing alterations
- Designed the interior VIP entrance and upgrades core lobbies

- Practice went into recession shortly after I began working here

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009


University of Westminster, London, GB, ARB/RIBA Part 3 Professional Qual in Architecture

- Final qualification to become a UK registered Architect.
- Part time course alongside working full time
- UK Law examination
- UK Architectural practice management examination
- Career appraisal
- 3 monthly log books of professional experience signed off by employment mentor and academic mentor
- Final 'interview' completed in September 2014
- Registered architect with the ARB in October 2014.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

Canterbury School of Architecture (UCA), Canterbury, GB, Masters, ARB/RIBA Part 2 - Graduate Diploma in Architecture

Canterbury School of Architecture

-Distinction (1st) class degree
-Areas of particular interest include:
-Urban design, Adaptable re-use,
-masterplanning & skyscraper design
-worked on a variety of project scales individually and in groups
- held exhibitions
- numerous publications

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, GB, BArch, ARB/RIBA Part 1 - Bachelors in Architecture

University of Nottingham

- BArch (Hons) ARB/RIBA Part I
- Areas of particular interest:
- Project Management, and History of Architecture
- Worked in groups and individually
- Learnt numerous software programs including Maya, Autocad, Sketchup
- Final semester long project based in Helsinki, Finland

Sep 2006 - Jul 2009


Canterbury School of Architecture Portfolio prize, 1st Place

University Portfolio prize - 1st place


Areas of Specialization