About David Ellis
David Ellis is a Chicago-based architectural designer and educator who has previously taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Boston Architectural College. Ellis has taught graduate and undergraduate studio design courses in such subject areas including housing, work space design, and urban design, as well as technical classes in lighting. Additionally, he has taught undergraduate studios at the BAC, adult continuing studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and gifted children at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. He has been a guest critic at IIT, Judson College, Harvard Career Discovery, Wentworth Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois.
Ellis holds advanced degrees in Architecture (M.Arch) and Urban Planning (MUP), both from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a BA from Northwestern University. His experience in design practice includes Ellipsis, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Harvard Planning, and the Rothman Partners, a Boston firm specializing in healthcare.
Teaching and advising
- ARCH 371: Architectural Design and Urbanism
- ARCH 472: Architectural Design in Landscape & Cities