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Ana Serrano
Ana Serrano's love of the arts and culture has grown with her rich experiences and investigative mind throughout her life. Born in Ceuta, Spain, Ana's first degree was in Music and she also achieved a high level in dance - contemporary, jazz, flamenco and ballet. She studied Architecture in Madrid at ETSAM School of Architecture and is now a registered Architect with COAM (Madrid's Architectural Institute). Whilst in Spain, Ana's experience included town planning and urban regeneration with Adela Ramos, detailed design on a Day-care Centre for the Elderly, social housing schemes with José Luis Esteban Penelas and most substantially working on site with Richard Rogers Partnership / Estudio Lamela on Madrid Barajas Terminal 4 where the foundations for her working partnership with Elantha Evans were formed. As member of Estudio Lamela she worked on the new sports area for Real Madrid FC and the refurbishment and extension of Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium and later assisted Luis Vidal Associates when they first established their collaboration with Richard Rogers Partnership in Madrid.

Ana's interest in traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries was celebrated during her MA in Scenography at Central Saint Martins and resulted in performances in Palermo, Sicily and in London at the Cochrane Theatre and Tate Britain. Directly following her MA, Ana worked with Anne Minors Performance Consultants on a variety of international projects for architects such us Fosters and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects and Dixon Jones.   She then joined Make's London office where she developed her sustainability research and community work with Open House whilst being a key member of the site team a high quality commercial redevelopment on Baker Street. Ana regularly teaches at the University of Bath and is a visiting critic at the Bartlett, UCL and the University of Westminster, London, and in addition takes part in discussions and talks on her work and design philosophy - most recently at Tate Britain, ETSAM in Madrid, Edinburgh University and as part of her continued involvement with Open House in London.

Elantha Evans
Elantha Evans studied Architecture at the University of Bath, her career and interest in different cultures then took her to Hong Kong and Madrid before returning to London where she has set up a practice in partnership with Ana Serrano. Both during and following her studies, Elantha worked with Richard Rogers Partnership, in stints of varying lengths between 1995 and 2004, where she worked on a variety of projects including a scheme for the redevelopment of the South Bank Centre, Dortmund U housing, Paddington Basin and Terminal 5 Heathrow, with her main involvement of three years on the new airport Terminal 4 Madrid Barajas where she formed the foundation of her partnership with Ana Serrano who was also a member of the design team.

Experience of other practices and projects were inter-dispersed throughout this period and included working for Tim Ronalds Architects on the Hackney Empire Theatre and carrying out duties under the role of Senior Research Assistant at the University of Hong Kong that included research into different densities of housing and teaching design studio. Elantha now teaches at the University of Bath and is a visiting critic at the Bartlett UCL and the University of Westminster, London and at Belfast Queens University. Most recently, as a Junior Partner at Evans & Shalev Architects, Elantha was the project architect for a new building for Heatherley School of Fine Art in London and helped to produce a competition winning scheme for a new Spa building and complete renovation at Queens Tennis Club, London. Both ARB and RIBA registered, Elantha is also a member of the RIBA's Validation Panel for Schools of Architecture in the UK and worldwide and like Ana Serrano, is a strong believer of putting practice back into education.

Elantha's intuitive approach to design is ballasted by her strong artistic family upbringing, surrounded by artists, architects and musicians and she is, as part of Serrano Evans, creating the opportunity to use and further her skills and aspirations in architecture, design and in the direction of performance.