Conrad Ello, AIA, LEED AP
Conrad is a founding principal at Oudens Ello Architecture, where he has led numerous successful commercial, cultural and academic projects. Among his recent work, the renovation and expansion of the Scituate Town Library, a 32,000 square foot public library for the Town of Scituate, Massachusetts, received a 2017 Merit Award from AIA New England. Demonstrating a commitment to green building, his renovation and expansion of the West Tisbury Free Public Library in West Tisbury, Massachusetts was awarded a LEED Gold rating by the US Green Building Council. Conrad has a particular strength and over twenty years of experience managing complex museum projects, many contending with the unique challenges of historic building rehabilitation. Among Conrad's current responsibilities, he is lead principal on projects for the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington Connecticut and the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Prior to co-founding Oudens Ello Architecture in 2007, Conrad was a Senior Associate and Vice President with Machado Silvetti. During his more than twelve years there, he was project director and lead designer on a range of award-winning institutional, academic, and cultural projects, including the Getty Villa, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, The Addison Gallery of American Art, the Mint Museum of Art and the Mystic Seaport Museum. He has been a registered architect since 1996 and holds active licenses in Alabama, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New York. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the New England Museum Association.
Conrad holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. For the past fifteen years, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University. He participates as guest critic at several area schools and as design juror throughout the country for the AIA. With Jorge Silvetti, Conrad is also co-author of 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, serving between 1989 and 1997 as a reserve officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Conrad is currently a board member of 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. He lives in the historic Eight Streets neighborhood of the South End with his wife, Claudia Noury-Ello, and their two children, Aldo and Bibi.