At Eckford Chong, we design and build beautiful work at every scale.
A truly multidisciplinary practice; we are Architects, builders, designers and makers with over twenty years industry experience. This unusual, collaborative approach enables us to offer a complete range of services and we often construct the buildings and objects and projects that we design.
By maintaining this continuity through the life of the project, we have been able to offer innovation, efficiency, and cost effectiveness to our clients.
We relish the opportunity to take on a variety of design challenges which include; furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, exhibition stands, pavilions, private houses and large complex mixed-use buildings.
Throughout each project (large or small), we maintain a continual dialogue with our clients ensuring their involvement at every stage, which helps us to fully understand their needs and develop the right brief and is key to each and every commission.
Doug Eckford BA(Hons) DipArch
Doug studied Mechanical Engineering before moving to Architecture at the Kingston School and then at London Metropolitan University, where was awarded the Technical Prize for a prototyping structures and emergency aid project.
Prior to founding Eckford Chong, he worked for briefly for Jonathan Woolf and David Kohn and gained construction experience working as a foreman for Modular Landscapes. Doug has also collaborated on a variety of projects including Rope House. A rope and steel prototype structure for the Secret Garden Party festival in 2012 that was nominated in the shortlist for AJ small projects 2012. He established Eckford Chong Design with his wife Tania later that year.
Doug’s passion for technical precision and detailing, from conception through to completion has lead to a number of built projects that combine core design principles of architecture, furniture and interior design and fabrication to delivery and on site construction. This multidisciplinary approach drives the ethos of the practice.
Doug is the design and technical lead and fronts the construction team on all Eckford Chong projects. He is a guest critic and studio collaborator at London Metropolitan University.
Tania Chong BA(Hons)
Tania was born in Hong Kong and moved to UK when she was 12 to study at Cheltenham College. She then completed an Art Foundation at Kingston University and studied Graphic Design at the London College of Communication.
In 2008 Tania joined Storksak Ltd, as Head of Graphics and went on to become Art Director, managing the companies’ five award winning brands leading on brand growth, marketing strategy, design and delivery.
Tania also worked for Tank Magazine, the Architectural Journal and Architectural Review before setting up Eckford Chong with Doug in 2012.
Tania is the business manager. She leads on branding, marketing and visual communication.
Barnaby Meller BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA
Barney studied at Kingston University and the London Metropolitan University.
In 2012 he joined Mae Architects, working on large urban regenration, mixed tenure housing projects and wellbeing and health and elderly care facilities.
Barney completed his professional studies in 2015 and is registered Architect with the ARB and a member of The Royal Institute of British Architects.
Since joining Eckford Chong in 2016 Barney has lead the studio on a range of architectural design & build projects across private residential, commercial retail and events sectors.
Key projects include; the ABC trade fair exhibition stand in Las Vegas, extensive alterations to a Grade II listed residential property in Sussex, a Portobello Road clothing boutique and alterations & extensions to an East London home which included a full refurbishment with a detached working studio for a cinematographer and producer. He became a Director in 2017.
Barney enjoys returning as a guest critic to Schools of Architecture at Kingston and London Metropolitan Universities.