Born in Bristol, 19 September 1981
Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree MA in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art 2006. Studies included courses at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and a years study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, Versailles, France under French landscape Architects, Gilles Clement, Jacques Simon and Gilles Vexlard, and a diploma in sculpture and textiles at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Prizes include a Landscape Institute High recommendation award, the Helen. A. Rose bequest for distinguished work, and The H.F. Clark prize.
Between 2007 and 2014 Elinor was based in Paris and gained experience as a landscape architect and project manager with Michel Desvigne, Paysagiste, working on a wide range of challenging projects both in Europe and Internationally.
Elinor is now reorienting her work to develop a practice with the aim of rethinking and experimentation in landscape architecture. Conscientious of the processes that form, transform and destroy landscapes, I aspire to develop devices which allow us to observe, understand, and question the landscapes we inhabit. I aim to conceive radical transformations in perception through modest means. The activation of a site through the invitation to physical exploration is fundamental to my work. The elaboration of fictional or real scenarios become the mechanism for the development of installations, sculpture, in-situ workshops, films and works of varied nature.