About us

Studio Mint began through a shared passion for all things architecture and design. 

We have complementary skillsets from our previous careers which build together into a fresh approach. Ellie is the principal director and heads up the majority of the day-to-day architectural services, with Tom (an architect and technical author at NBS) on hand to provide excellent design advice and technical guidance. 

Images by Bryony Simcox, Broaden Films

Ellie Gair 

Hello! I'm an architect and artist with a wide range of experience in practice, including residential projects, pop-up installations, creative reuse and masterplanning. 

I'm originally from Suffolk, where I gained a passion for working with people's homes and bringing new life into old buildings. I moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2012 and fell in love with the North East. I believe great design is for everyone and am here to facilitate your dream building project! 

I also work as an Associate Lecturer at Newcastle University teaching the next generation of young designers. 

My rigourous approach was recognised in 2019 with two academic awards, the William Glover Award for producing a documentary on architectural heritage, as well as the HB Saint Award for an examination of the meaning of ‘home’ for refugees in foreign environments. 

Outside of work you'll find me exploring nature, growing far too many plants and painting landscapes. 

Images by Bryony Simcox, Broaden Films

Tom Yeadon

Tom is originally from Darlington and brings a wealth of technical expertise to the team. He worked for many years as an architect on large scale projects and delivering a wide variety of complex schemes.  

In 2022, he moved to NBS where he now uses his knowledge of the built environment as a Technical Author. 

Outside of work you'll find him on long walks, bouldering or watching the F1.