George Elphick was born in 1958 in Harrismith, South Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture (1982) at the University of Natal and is also Emma Smith Art Scholar and Le Sueur Scholar (travelling scholarships for design excellence. He established a private practice in 1987 and became one of the founding partners of EPA in 1989. He has served as design critic for five national universities over a 20 year period. Completed projects over a 24 year career have included the design and implementation of large corporate offices, mixed use developments, and high rise apartments, as well as numerous private residential and interior design commissions spread across seven African countries.
Nicholas (Nick) Proome was born in 1959 in Choma, Zambia. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture (1987) at the University of Natal. He began working with MLH & Hamlin Architects in 1981 and became an associate in 1988. The following year, he formed EPA together with George Elphick. Specific areas of experience include Master Planning of Medical Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Hotel Planning. His specific expertise is at the inception and implementation stages of large commercial and industrial projects requiring co-ordination of all aspects of the project to ensure economic viability and subsequent construction.