Elly Ward is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer and cultural design consultant who specialises in art installation, interior architecture, exhibition design and production. Elly trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2013, the RIBA Journal described her as one of the “most interesting emerging talent in architecture today”. Later that year she co-founded Ordinary Architecture whose first project was the delivery of A House For Essex, a collaborative project designed by FAT and Grayson Perry.
Recent projects include the exhibition design for the V&A’s inaugural pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘A World of Fragile Parts’; and a series of specially commissioned site specific art installations for the Royal Academy exhibition ‘Origins’. She has designed and produced installations and public art projects in London and Los Angeles. Her own work has been exhibited and published widely. Elly also teaches architecture and has been a invited guest critic at many schools of art and architecture in the UK and US.
“Elly brings to her work a delightful combination of political commentary and play. Her work is sophisticated, inventive and intelligent.” Robert Mull, London Metropolitan University
“An exemplary approach to bringing together research, analysis, design and theory … rigorous, relevant and engaged work, with humour and delight.” Geoff Shearcroft, AOC
“... [one of the] best and most innovative students projects ... Ward’s work has exuberance ... playful, mature, intellectually grounded and above all exquisitely drawn and represented.” Blueprint Magazine