Conrad Ello was born near Santa Barbara, California. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1989 and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1994. Mr. Ello was with Machado and Silvetti Associates from 1995-2007, where he was a Senior Associate and Vice President. While at Machado and Silvetti, he was project director and lead designer on a range of award-winning institutional, academic, and cultural projects, including the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, the Mint Museums in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mystic Seaport’s New North End in Mystic, Connecticut.
Mr. Ello left Machado and Silvetti Associates in the spring of 2007 to co-found Oudens Ello Architecture, an architecture and planning office in Boston. Among his current responsibilities, he is lead principal for the rehabilitation of the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, Connecticut and the renovation and expansion of the Scituate Town Library in Scituate, Massachusetts. Mr. Ello is a registered architect, licensed in eight states, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is also an active board member of and architectural advisor to the Friends of Ringgold Park, a non-profit institution committed to the improvement and stewardship of a vital green space within Boston’s diverse South End neighborhood.
For the past ten years, Mr. Ello has been an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University. He frequently participates as guest critic at several area schools, including the Boston Architectural College, Northeastern, Harvard University and MIT, and has been a guest juror for the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education Program and for AIA chapter awards in Portland, Oregon and Charlotte, NC. Mr. Ello is coauthor of Jorge Silvetti’s book, La Nueva Villa Getty, a first-hand record of the Getty Villa’s twelve year design and construction process. Published in 2013, the book captures the complex scope and stylistic range of the 64-acre Villa property’s many new and renovated buildings, plazas and gardens that were opened to the public in 2006. He is also a retired Captain, formerly serving for eight years as a reserve officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.