Allison Dring

Director

co-director and founder of Elegant Embellishments Ltd. since 2008. 
Allison has an interdisciplinary background ranging from large-scaled architectural projects to design research and manufacturing. In 2013, she gave a TEDx Berlin talk entitled "Ornament and Climate" and continues to lecture on topics involving technology and the environment. She has taught, been a juror, and given critiques at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Royal College of Art, Cardiff University, London Metropolitan University, and Istituto Marangoni.

She has been featured in Elle Magazine as a speaker on Smart Cities, and is currently an Advisory Board Member for The Lifeboat Foundation. Allison received her Masters in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2000 and a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Arizona.
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Daniel Schwaag

Director

co-director and founder of Elegant Embellishments Ltd. since 2008. 
Daniel has an extensive background in computer-generated design and form-finding. At Arups Associates, he designed and developed several new installations using mathematical theorems, resulting in innovative structures that expressed the methods by which they were designed. He has taught, given workshops, and been a guest critic at the Architecture Association, London Metropolitan University, Cambridge, and Cardiff University. He is currently an editor for the online magazine SLAB.
Daniel has a MSc in Urban Design and a Diploma of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Virginia
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