Lionel Eid

Associate Director

Shaping real places, from streets to cities is the main driver for Lionel at work, informed by his belief that every new development ought to contribute positively to the historical and physical fabric of a city. He champions research at the practice that supports these goals.

Lionel has developed industry expertise in design codes and tall building strategies, recently creating these for Ealing, Hounslow and Elmbridge Councils, amongst others. He has contributed to the government Design Code Pathfinder review, taken on an advocacy role, liaises with the GLA on their emerging tall buildings policy, and has been advising the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Office for Place on design coding, becoming a national expert.

He has worked at architecture practices in Amsterdam and Beirut and has been a tutor at the Architectural Association and the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Lionel holds degrees in architectural engineering from the University of Westminster and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in history and theory from the Architectural Association and in architecture from the Architectural Association. He is the co-author of the practice’s latest book, Complex City, and was part of the team that established our annual Citymakers conference.