The studio is formed by an ambitious and diverse team that bring expertise in architecture, design and fashion, allowing us to offer services to varied clients on projects of all scales. All of our work is shaped by a strong foundation that seeks to put the individual at the heart of the design process.
Benni Allan, Founding Director
Born and raised in Spain, Benni has developed a practice around his passions of architecture, design and making. Prior to establishing EBBA, Benni worked on projects spanning the cultural, arts, higher education and residential sectors with architectural practices in London and China, including Niall McLaughlin Architects.
Here he worked on the award-winning project for Jesus College, a new-build library for Magdalene College in Cambridge, and a student housing scheme for Somerville College, Oxford. His forward-thinking experimental way of working has attracted international attention since he graduated from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture, earning him the award of ‘One to Watch’ from the British Design Council in 2015 and the RIBA-J’s Rising Stars Award 2019.
Alongside practice, Benni is a Design Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and acts as external critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Royal College of Arts and the Cass, with past experience of leading courses for the Bartlett Summer School. He was also a Young Trustee of the Architecture Foundation, chair of the ‘Part Four’ lecture series, a RIBA Ambassador for schools in Hackney and more recently became a member of the Design Review Panel for Harrow Council.
Team past and present
Ana Layosa Delmo
Sophie and Hans