Eleni Makri

BArch MArch (Cons York) RIBA IHBC AABC

Eleni Makri is a Chartered and Registered Architect, and a qualified and accredited Conservation Architect with extensive and diverse experience in the public and private sector both as a consultant and as an architect.

Eleni is the Managing Director of Conservation PD (Planning + Design). She founded the practice in 2006 with the aspiration of offering comprehensive conservation expertise to exemplary standards while reconciling the authentic old with contemporary architecture.  She had previously spent 6 years as the Heritage Associate Director at the Halpern Partnership (now Formation Architects) and 6 years as the English Heritage part - funded conservation officer in the London Borough of Haringey. 


At Halpern, Eleni set up and managed a Heritage Team to best serve an evergrowing following of prestigious private and corporate clients as well as the conservation related needs of the practice. Noted work from this period includes 100 Park Lane, Kent House, Horton Kirby and the Curzon in Mayfair. It was at this time that Eleni developed her interest in 1960s listed buildings such as the Curzon in London's Mayfair and metal windows, which she later followed up with publication including the Chapter on Metal (windows) in the Windows by Donhead publishing 2006.


Her work in Haringey included several conservation-led regeneration projects such as the Buildings At Risk (BARS) programme and the setting up, management and project management of phase II of the Conservation Area Partnership Scheme (CAPS), both in Tottenham, work for which she secured a number of Civic Trust Awards in 2000 and a Georgian Group Award in 2003 for the restoration of the front façade of the grade II* listed no. 808 High Rd Tottenham.


Eleni spent 4 years in the late 80s (1985-88) as the Conservation Architect to the Ancient Monument of the Theatre of Dionysus at the Athenian Acropolis with the specific brief to interpret and offer solutions to a long-standing problem of collapses of the Eastern Parodos Retaining Wall of the Theatre auditorium. Her proposals, which she presented at an International Day Conference in May 1988, were completed in time for the recent Olympics in Athens by the Acropolis Archaeological Service.


Eleni has undertaken overseas assignments in Southern Africa (Zambia) and the Carribean (Mustique).

She has a number of authoritative publications in Greece and the UK. Her work has achieved prestigious National Awards. 

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