Eldridge Smerin is a London architectural practice that was started in 1998 by architect Nick Eldridge, who has a vision to continuously inspire and motivate the usage of quality material to produce excellent design. He was connected to Sir Norman Foster as an associate, working together on different projects in Nimes and London. He then proceeded took up a position at John McAslan and Partners as a Design Director and worked on projects in Turkey, London and Italy. Since its establishment in 1998, the practice has won a handful of awards for their successfully completed schemes. Amongst which was their very first scheme, the Lawns which was a house set in the Highgate Conservation Area in London, which won the RIBA and Civic Trust award and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. Another highly raved project would be the Highgate Cemetery which was awarded the RIBA award, nominated for the Stephen Lawrence and Manser Medal award and was even shortlisted for RIBA London’s Building of the Year. Even though the practice is better known for their contemporary houses, Eldridge Smerin has also collaborated with the Design Council, Selfridges, the British Library and O2. The RIBA chartered practice was later relaunched as Eldridge London.