Jefferson Ellinger

Associate Professor, Architecture
Storrs 145

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Jefferson Ellinger, AIA is a founding partner of Ellinger/Yehia Design (E/Ye Design) and has built several projects throughout North America and won several international competitions. His work has been featured in multiple international publications, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and was highlighted in his TEDx Talk. He holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in Architecture from Ohio State University.

He suggests that in contemporary architecture, design and manufacturing arenas operational ecology is an interconnected, performance-driven design logic, and not merely a product, or quality. He positions his design firm and academic endeavors so that all types and scales of performance criteria, quantitative and qualitative, influence and communicate with one another in an ecological way to produce projects driven by next generation solutions, furthering the discipline of Architecture and Design in general. 

He has refined and solidified this position as his research/design practice gained international recognition for using advanced computational techniques for building construction: selected built projects and/or winning entries to several international competitions include W-House, Rose Guest House, Dostyk Business Complex, Ice House, TWICC Composite Cladding, and Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole.