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 affiliated with several firms in New York and Virginia before permanently relocating to Boston in 1995. From 1995-2007, Mr. Ello was with Machado and Silvetti Associates where he was promoted to Senior Associate in 2002 and Vice President in 2004. While at Machado and Silvetti, he was project director and lead designer on a range of institutional, academic, and cultural projects, including the award-winning Getty Villa in Malibu, California, a $275-million center completed in 2006 for the study of classical antiquities, archeology, and comparative ancient cultures. Other significant projects for which Ello provided instrumental design and management leadership include the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine (2003-2007), the Mint Museums in Charlotte, North Carolina (2006-2007), and Mystic Seaport’s New North End in Mystic, Connecticut (2006-2007).
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. Ello is a registered architect, licensed in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and New York. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Ello formerly served for eight years as a reserve officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. For several years, he was based in Concord, New Hampshire where his engineering unit focused on a range of community improvement construction projects. Mr. Ello has also taught design studios at Northeastern University (2001, 2007 and 2010) and the Boston Architectural College (1997) and he has served as a guest juror for the AIA chapter awards in Portland, Oregon (2002) and Harvard University’s Executive Education Program (2006). Mr. Ello is currently a board member and architectural advisor to Friends of Ringgold Park, a non-profit institution committed to the stewardship and improvement of a vital green space within Boston’s diverse South End neighborhood. His work with the institution over the past several years has been instrumental in securing community consensus as well as funding from the City of Boston and the Browne Fund, an arts-related endowment.
Mr. Ello is married with two children, and is passionate about gardening, fishing, road cycling, the Red Sox, and his family.