Penny Olsen

The Research Workshop

Old Vining Wood


West Sussex GU28 9DJ


mobile:   07973 616061

office:    01798 860810


Penny Olsen, BA (Hons) MSc, was born in London though now lives and works in West Sussex. She studied with the Open University and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, part of University College London. Her degrees led her initially into teaching ‘Design History’ at the London College of Fashion before she identified a niche in the market for thoroughly researched historical profiles of buildings.

Penny Olsen set up The Research Workshop in 1988 and from the outset publicity was plentiful leading to varied commissions. Ever since, word of mouth has been the driving force of her work. Projects undertaken by The Research Workshop have remained abundant and diverse with a far-reaching client base.

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