about us

Elena Thatcher

Elena is a UK registered architect and designer. Originally from North Norfolk, she attended the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, studying for her MArch in a unit specialising in interactive architecture. Since 2012 Elena has run her own design studio, which frequently designs, builds and exhibits work using a variety of methods and media, from traditional to contemporary construction techniques, through to digitally programmed and interactive spatial installations. Elena has taught undergraduate architectural design at The University of Nottingham and been a member of the jury panel for the March course at the Bartlett, UCL. Most recently she was part of the RIBA Ambassador Programme teaching architecture in Primary Schools. Alongside erm. Elena is an associate director at Hampson Williams.


Ruth Hall

Ruth is a set and costume designer for theatre in the UK and abroad, London based, originally from Bristol. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, achieving a 1st Class BA Hons in Theatre Design. In 2005 Ruth received the Philip and Christine Carne award at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Following graduation, she was selected as a Trainee Designer to join the Royal Shakespeare Company’s apprenticeship programme 2005-6. Recently Ruth has received nominates in best design from the Welsh Critics Awards for Salt, Root and Roe, Theatr Clwyd, and Y Fenyw Ddaeth o’r Môr, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.


Max Jones

Max is a London based set and costume designer for stage in the UK and abroad. Originally from Bristol, he trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, achieving a 1st Class BA Hons in Theatre Design. On graduation in 2001 Max went on to become a winner of the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design. He has been an Associate Artist at Theatre Clwyd for the last 8 years and has also received nominations for Best Design for ‘True West’ (Citizens Theatre and Tricycle Theatre) in 2014 and ‘Y Fenyw Ddaeth o’r Môr’, (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) in 2015.


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