Director, MGS Architects
Eli Giannini is a Melbourne architect and Director of MGS architects. Over the past 25 years Eli has been responsible for the design direction at MGS and winning numerous industry awards for the practice including the 2013: Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing for the McIntyre Drive Social Housing Project, Altona. She brings to her work tenacity and passion for the craft of design with a special interest in delivery housing within the social and affordable sector of the industry and developing architectural typologies into project specific responses. Eli has contributed to the architecture profession as RAIA national Councillor and Chapter President and as chair of the Victorian Chapter Awards Task Force, the honours committee and the 2007 National Conference organising committee. In 2008 she was made a Lifetime Fellow of the AIA. Eli has promoted architectural design, theory and research through her writing, exhibitions and conference presentations and as eminent architect of design competitions juries.