Our Team

Dana Ellis

Associate AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager, Studio Leader

Dana Ellis has over 7 years of experience in the field of architecture and design. She spent time studying and designing in Detroit, Michigan and at the Mezzogiorno in Southern Italy. While earning her Bachelor of Arts she spent time at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark studying architecture, and a summer interning with a landscape architecture firm in London, England. Dana continued her education with a semester at the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona, where she learned about sustainable building materials and ecological design. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design she was editor of an architecture publication Works in Progress, and a studio teaching assistant and teacher of the collegiate course on design and renewable energy Degrees of Freedom. Dana also enjoyed the opportunity of working closely with builders on the adaptive reuse of an old mill building along the Woonsocket River while with Truthbox Architects in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dana is a Project Manager and Studio Leader in Rowland+Broughton’s Aspen office and was involved with the renovations of Aspen’s prominent eateries Justice Snow’s, The Little Nell’s Element 47, and White House Tavern. Her passion for design lies in working with inspired clients and specifically with local business owners. Helping clients find a sense of place is a guiding inspiration.

Dana is active in an assortment of volunteer activities, working with Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, serving on the board of the Dance Initiative and she serves on the Historic Preservation Commission in Carbondale, Colorado.  Dana is currently completing her architectural licensing exam. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and LEED Accredited Professional.

Raised in Connecticut, Dana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spatial Studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Dana graduated with honors and received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Honor for professional service, leadership and academic merit.


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