Elsie Owusu Architects
SAY IT LOUD - United Kingdom
United Kingdom Based Designer
Elsie Owusu OBE RIBA FRSA is a Ghana-born British architect, a founding member and the first chair of the Society of Black Architects.
The great designer, Elsie Owusu OBE RIBA FRSA is a Ghana-born British architect, a founding member and the first chair of the Society of Black Architects. She is also known to have co-led the refurbishment of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 2009 and worked on Green Park tube station. She has been an elected Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Council member since 2014, and vice-chair of the London School of Architecture.
Featured Project Name:
Green Park Station, London W1
Featured Project Location:
Role in Featured Project:
Co-lead Architect & Masterplanner
Featured Project Description:
Partner-in-charge, with Feilden+Mawson, of the masterplan, landscape design and introduction of step-free access to all three lines at this historic station, as part of TfL’s Olympic Games investment strategy. Green Park is an Underground (tube) station located on the north side of Green Park, with entrances on both sides of Piccadilly, one London’s premier shopping districts
The station is served by the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
Lifts, a new ramp from the ticket hall into the park, and a “stunning” canopy on the south side of Piccadilly were installed. The Diana fountain was relocated from its original site in the centre of the park to form the centrepiece of the new entrance, with full disability access.
The new street structures feature artwork by John Maine RA within the Portland stone cladding.