EDRM are an architecture design studio that offer creative spatial thinking and research to deliver thoughtful architectural design. EDRM's design ethos is to create engaging, accessible and social spaces that enhance the built and natural environment.

EDRM are a social enterprise and this means that we reinvest over half of our surpluses to support positive social change by undertaking research into best practice, supporting the early stages of projects for cultural and community groups and by engaging in education and development skills.

Our social impact report for the last financial year can be viewed here.

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We believe in good design
We sincerely believe in the positive consequences and transformative effects of good spatial design.

We like to help
The most satisfying part of what we do is knowing that we are helping people.

We like to share
Design is a collaborative process. We like to share our experience and those of our collaborators. This way the design solution reflects the values and aspirations of all involved.

We create places
We are passionate about spatial connections, distinctive design and attention to detail to create buildings and spaces that are contemporary yet responsive to existing contexts.

We are innovative
We can see opportunities where others don't. We pride ourselves on the lateral and creative thinking of our design solutions.

We are agile
We are a small and nimble practice that offers a highly personal service with the resources to respond to an increased workload when required through the employment of freelance staff. We have good connections with other local consultants including structural engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical consultants, model makers, architectural visualiser, etc. Our overheads are relatively low and our fees are consequently competitive.

We love a challenge
We love learning and doing things we haven't done before. We are determined to make things happen.


Ellie DeGory BA (Hons) MSc HMA Dip Arch

Ellie studied architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where she achieved a postgraduate Diploma in Architecture and an MSc in the History of Modern Architecture. Her degree was completed at Oxford Brookes University. Ellie worked in a design-led architectural practice in London for 8 years prior to setting up EDRM. Alongside architectural practice Ellie is an occasional lecturer at the University of Suffolk and is a board member of Ipswich Central, the BID and DMO for Ipswich.

Richard MacRae BA (Hons) MA (RCA)

Richard received a bursary to study architecture at the Royal College of Art where he achieved a MA in architecture. His degree was completed at Oxford Brookes University. He has worked and freelanced for a number of design-led London practices and has extensive experience of design and construction. Prior to studying architecture Richard completed an apprenticeship in bricklaying and worked as a general builder for nine years where he gained a wealth of practical experience.