Elina is an industry expert on sustainability, wellbeing and design for interior spaces. Her interior design career began at PDP Interior Design, which included a six-year project for the Virgin Atlantic Airways Training Base facility.
Later, at careyjones interiors, Elina immersed herself in sustainability issues and joined the SKA rating Technical Committee in 2006. She is now the RICS SKA rating Technical Editor and chairs the SKA rating Technical Committee, which guides the tool’s development.
A frequent contributor to articles on design, wellbeing and sustainability, Elina is regularly invited by industry bodies to participate in steering meetings, speak at public events, participate in sector debates, contribute in research work, and judge awards and project competitions. Elina was voted by Building magazine as one of the ‘Top 50 Rising Sustainability Stars’.
Among her proudest achievements is having run the London Marathon and having swum The Channel!
More about Elina…
“You could say that my career in interior design started as a teenager, when my decorating attempts involved papering my walls with posters of Mel Gibson, Madonna and Top Gun! Meanwhile, my experience of being signed up by a premiership basketball team in Athens showed me the importance of working together as a team to achieve a common goal.”
Where I find inspiration: “Everywhere! The essence of a project is defined by my clients’ needs and their vision. From there, design solutions are informed by things that have inspired me – and that could be a postcard, theatre tickets, poison ivy or graffiti on a wall.”