The Office


Oudens Ello Architecture is a Boston-based, full-service architecture and urban design office specializing in academic, cultural and institutional projects. Principals Matthew Oudens, AIA, LEED AP, Conrad Ello, AIA, LEED AP, and Paul Schlapobersky, AIA, LEED AP, are experts at creating innovative architectural solutions that respond to their specific physical and cultural contexts and reflect a close collaborative relationship with each client. As architects committed to a sustainable future, Oudens Ello Architecture carefully consider every project with respect to its impact on the natural environment with the belief that “green building” is an integral part of responsible design. Current clients include the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Stonington Historical Society, Dartmouth College, Boston College, and the towns of Eastham, Millis, and West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Oudens Ello Architecture is a firm member of the Boston Society of Architects, as well as a member of Public Architecture and it’s hallmark program, “The 1%”, which matches design firms willing to give their time to non-profit organizations in need of design assistance in the service of the public interest. Through this program, Oudens Ello Architecture has pledged 1% of its time each year to pro bono service.

Prior to founding their practice in 2007, Mr. Oudens and Mr. Ello held senior leadership positions at Machado and Silvetti Associates, a 40-person, internationally recognized design firm, as did Mr. Schlapobersky. They have extensive experience managing complex design processes, budgets, schedules, consultant and client teams. Award-winning projects under their leadership include the $275-million Getty Villa, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, and the South Boston Maritime Park for the Massachusetts Port Authority.