Lynsey was educated at the prestigious Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and has maintained involvement with architectural education teaching as a visiting design studio tutor and critic at Sheffield University and Northumbria University.

After graduating Lynsey worked initially with Ian Simpson before going on to form Bath based practice DesignScape. Her previous experience ranges from large scale commercial projects to small domestic extensions. Following a return to the North East Lynsey established elliottarchitects with Ben in 2007.