Edward Crooks is a designer & artist making installations, interiors, architecture and illustration to tell new stories in existing places. Often working within the bounds of cultural assets and listed buildings, the studios work aims to further the histories of constant change that make such places valuable.
Based in East London, he has worked globally with a range of public institutions, with clients including the National Trust, RIBA, British Council and the Royal Academy.
Alongside practice Edward runs the Civic Expression studio at Central St Martins. Previously he has been Associate Lecturer in Interior Design at Sheffield Hallam University, held positions with Asif Khan, Bureau Spectacular (Chicago/LA) and Hawkins Brown, and has been guest critic at various institutions including the Royal College of Art, University of Wisconsin and the University of Westminster.
Edward graduated MA Architecture at the Royal College of Art and BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Sheffield, receiving a place in the Architectural Review’s top four global architecture graduates of the year.
The studio enjoys frequent collaboration across disciplines, working with craftspeople including filmmakers, stonemasons, carpenters and ceramicists to develop projects in context.