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Ellen Hancock

Ellen Hancock

London, GB

 

About 

Ellen Hancock studied Fine Art and History of Art at The University of Leeds and Sculpture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

Now based in London she has a keen interest in travel, literature, interactive art and social architecture. 

Ellen's Featured Articles on Archinect

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton , Thu, Jul 12 '18

In our series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?   In this feature, we spoke to Nick Kay who is ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton
 

Studio Visits: Piercy & Co, Thu, Mar 8 '18

Recently, Piercy & Co have received a lot of attention for their impressive use of materials and textures done in collaboration with craftspeople and fabricators, most notably on their project, 25 Savile Road in London's West End. Their sensibility and attention to detail is evident in ...

Studio Visits: Piercy & Co
 

Studio Visits: PH+, Tue, Feb 27 '18

PH+'s London office is tucked away in Aldgate, East London. Visiting their studio, I was keen to learn more about their work, having regularly walked past their lushly green residential building with a living ivy façade on Orsman Road along Regents Canal. Working closely with the Borough of ...

Studio Visits: PH+
 

How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win "The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition", Mon, Feb 19 '18

The VeloCity team met through PedElle, a charity cycling endurance event open to female riders working in the property industry. Each successful in their own right, they decided they wanted to work together combining their expertise in architecture, design, engineering and town planning - a ...

How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win 'The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition'
 

Studio Visits: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Tue, Feb 6 '18

Last autumn, while in Barcelona, I was lucky enough to visit Miralles Tagliabue EMBT's studio—known most notably for Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona and The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the latter of which won the Stirling Prize in 2005. Tucked down a cobbled ...

Studio Visits: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
 

Studio Visits: Hawkins\Brown, Manchester , Tue, Jan 30 '18

For our most recent Studio Visit, we went to visit Hawkins\Brown in their Manchester office. Set up by Katie Tonkinson who previously worked in the London office for 13 years, 'Studio North', has been incredibly successful growingly rapidly to 28 staff members after only two years in the ...

Studio Visits: Hawkins\Brown, Manchester
 

Iconic Buildings: I am an Architect at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Wed, Jan 24 '18

For our new series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  This time, we got the opportunity to visit the ...

Iconic Buildings: I am an Architect at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barcelona Pavilion, Mon, Jan 15 '18

For our series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is the exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  This time we were lucky enough to speak to Marc Quintana ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barcelona Pavilion
 

Studio Visits: ACME, Fri, Jan 5 '18

I walk past Acme's London office regularly and there is almost always a passerby staring into their window with a rather bemused, albeit intrigued, look on their face, not quite sure what to make of this golden cave of wonders. This is no accident, Friedrich Ludewig who founded the practice in ...

Studio Visits: ACME
 

In Focus: Jill Tate , Wed, Jan 3 '18

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? For ...

In Focus: Jill Tate
 

deDraft, a Practice of Three Tucked Away in London Fields, Discuss the Benefits of a Smaller Practice and Taking a More Personal Approach, Mon, Dec 25 '17

Grant Straghan founded deDraft in 2010 after studying at Hull School of Architecture and working for practices across the UK including MAP Architects in Belfast, GHM Group in Leeds and DMFK Architects in London. Now a solid team of three, and seven years in, they work closely together ...

deDraft, a Practice of Three Tucked Away in London Fields, Discuss the Benefits of a Smaller Practice and Taking a More Personal Approach
 

Studio Visits: Tonkin Liu , Tue, Dec 19 '17

Tucked away on a charming residential street just around the corner from Exmouth Market, you will find the award winning architecture practice Tonkin Liu. During the day the founding partners Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin, who started the practice in 2002, share their beautiful Grade II listed ...

Studio Visits: Tonkin Liu
 

Deans List: Amidst Many Moves, Signy Svalastoga and Andrew Stone Discuss the Future for the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, Thu, Nov 30 '17

For this Deans List feature, we spoke to Andrew Stone, Head of the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, and Signy Svalastoga, who is Head of Architecture, about how they continue to nurture the school’s philosophy, their impressive staff members and just ...

Deans List: Amidst Many Moves, Signy Svalastoga and Andrew Stone Discuss the Future for the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
 

Studio Visits: AECOM London , Wed, Nov 22 '17

Our latest Studio Visit was to Aecom's London office in Aldgate Tower which they designed and built themselves and moved into last year. Taking the opportunity to look closely at their own culture and working practices they aimed to create a much more collaborative work environment that is built ...

Studio Visits: AECOM London
 

Studio Visits: Duggan Morris Architects, Wed, Nov 8 '17

For this Studio Visit, I traveled to Duggan Morris Architects in a charming old warehouse building in the back streets of East London. Their office, beautifully lit with autumnal sun on the morning I visited, was jammed packed with models—many recognisable including the recently ...

Studio Visits: Duggan Morris Architects
 

Studio Visits: Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Mon, Oct 30 '17

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects was founded over 30 years ago in Aarhus, Denmark by Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen. Known for their work within the cultural sector, especially libraries, the firm believes they "make buildings that meet the challenges of our modern society ...

Studio Visits: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
 

Studio Visits: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris , Fri, Oct 13 '17

Established in 1989 AHMM have offices in London, Bristol and Oklahoma City. They are well known for their renovation projects particularly in London including The Barbican, The Tea Building and Scotland Yard. In 2015 they won the prestigious Stirling Prize for their transformation of ...

Studio Visits: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
 

NEUBAU, a Small Studio in Cambridge, Tell Us About Their Aspirations, Mon, Oct 9 '17

This week we take a Small Studio Snapshot of NEUBAU, a young practice and think tank operating between London and Cambridge, founded by Brigitta Lenz and Alexander Giarlis. Both with extensive previous experience working for big name practices, the duo talks about how they draw on ...

NEUBAU, a Small Studio in Cambridge, Tell Us About Their Aspirations
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Serpentine Galleries, London, Wed, Sep 27 '17

For our series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is the exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  In the spring, before this year's Serpentine Pavilion ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Serpentine Galleries, London
 

Studio Visits: Avanti Architects , Mon, Sep 25 '17

For this Studio Visit, we went to see Avanti Architects based in Islington. An AJ 100 practice, the studio is well known for it's work in the health, conservation and education sectors. Avanti Architects are currently working on plans to restore the Grade A/I listed St Peter’s Seminary in ...

Studio Visits: Avanti Architects
 

In Focus: Jo Underhill , Thu, Sep 21 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? For ...

In Focus: Jo Underhill
 

In Focus: Studio NAARO, Mon, Sep 11 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? For ...

In Focus: Studio NAARO
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at The Hepworth Wakefield, Thu, Aug 31 '17

For our series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  This time, we interviewed Kirsty Fountain who is the ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at The Hepworth Wakefield
 

In Focus: Simone Bossi , Fri, Aug 25 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? For ...

In Focus: Simone Bossi
 

Studio Visits: Walters & Cohen , Tue, Aug 22 '17

This time I went to see North London based Walters & Cohen founded in 1994. The practice, formed by two women, has received notable acclaim for their work within the education, public and cultural sector, most recently for their Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre. The collective winners of the ...

Studio Visits: Walters & Cohen
 

Studio Visits: Studio Egret West, Mon, Jul 31 '17

For our latest Studio Visit we went to see Studio Egret West, based in the heart of Clerkenwell.  Lone, the Studio Manager gave me the full tour after which David sat down with me to tell me more about the practice he founded with Christophe Egret nearly thirteen years ago. 

Studio Visits: Studio Egret West
 

Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017!, Thu, Jul 27 '17

Earlier this year, we launched the UK portfolio competition to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.

Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017!
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Victoria Baths in Manchester , Tue, Jun 27 '17

For this installment of Iconic Buildings we go to Manchester to visit the historic Victoria Baths, originally opened in 1906 but closed by the council in 1993. We talk to Georgina Child, the Administrative Assistant, who alongside the rest of the team, is working hard to raise funds to restore the ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Victoria Baths in Manchester
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at The Shard, Tue, Jun 20 '17

For our new series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  This time, we interviewed Danny Lemon who is the ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at The Shard
 

In Focus: David Higgins , Fri, Jun 16 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: David Higgins
 

Studio Visits: BDP, London , Fri, Jun 9 '17

This week we went to visit BDP at their office in Clerkenwell. They took us on a tour around their beautiful office in Brewhouse Yard, and told us a little more about the people and culture behind the interdisciplinary, world-renowned practice. 

Studio Visits: BDP, London
 

Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw , Mon, May 29 '17

Small Studio Snapshots is a new, weekly series in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.This week, we're talking with Studioshaw, a practice set up in 2016 based in Shoreditch, London. 

Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw
 

Studio Visits: Delvendahl Martin Architects, Mon, May 15 '17

For our latest Studio Visit we went to see Delvendahl Martin Architects in their studio at Bow Arts, East London. We talked through their current projects, their plans for the future and had a nosey around their new model workshop come meeting room space.

Studio Visits: Delvendahl Martin Architects
 

In Focus: Alex Upton, Wed, Apr 19 '17

In Focus is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: Alex Upton
 

Studio Visits: Studio WOK, Milan 6th April 2017, Tue, Apr 11 '17

While exploring the streets of Milan for Design Week we took the opportunity to visit local architecture practice, Studio WOK. They showed us around their studio, talked us through past and present projects as well giving us a few hot tips for Milan. 

Studio Visits: Studio WOK, Milan 6th April 2017
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Natural History Museum, London , Sat, Apr 8 '17

For our new series Iconic Buildings, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  For our second feature in the series, we interviewed Paul ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Natural History Museum, London
 

Studio Visits: YARD Architects, Fri, Mar 24 '17

For the first in a new series, Studio Visits, we went to see an emerging architecture practice in South London. As well as having a good poke around we asked them to reveal a bit more about who YARD Architects are and what goes on in their studio.

Studio Visits: YARD Architects
 

Small Studio Snapshots: 31/44 Architects, Mon, Mar 13 '17

Small Studio Snapshots is a new, weekly series in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.This week, we're talking with 31/44 Architects, a practice with studios in both Amsterdam and London established in 2010.  

Small Studio Snapshots: 31/44 Architects
 

Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy, Mon, Feb 27 '17

Small Studio Snapshots is a new, weekly series in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.This week, we're talking with Kirkwood McCarthy, a London-based architecture and design studio established in 2013 by Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie ...

Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy
 

In Focus: Marcus Peel, Fri, Feb 24 '17

In Focus is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: Marcus Peel
 

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barbican Centre, Wed, Feb 15 '17

For our new series 'Iconic Buildings' we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?  This time we talk to Lotte Johnson, Assistant Curator at ...

Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barbican Centre
 

In Focus: Jim Stephenson, Tue, Nov 29 '16

In Focus is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: Jim Stephenson
 

Employment 

Archinect, London, GB, Head of UK

Jun 2017 - current
 

Archinect, London, GB, Operations Manager

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
 

Bespoke Careers London, London, GB, Architecture Team Co-Ordinator and Portfolio Consultant

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Courtyard Studios, Brighton GB, Digital Marketing Manager

Aug 2013 - May 2015
 

Education 

University of Leeds, BArch, Fine Art - International

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Sculpture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills