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Ellen Merritt

Ellen Merritt

Ellen Merritt has been teaching at the BAC since 2007. She believes landscape architecture and architecture are responses to essential human needs that include beauty, nourishment, shelter and mobility and that these responses negotiate environmental forces to shape an ecologically sound and aesthetically moving tectonic vision.

Ellen currently maintains her own practice providing design, planning and consulting services to a variety of clients. Her experience as a practitioner spans a range of scales and project types. Current undertakings include working with local nonprofits developing site plans and strategies for the implementation of green technologies.

As part of the curriculum development at the BAC, Ellen piloted the Arch3 studios as lead instructor from 2012 - 2014. Ellen also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. She studied painting and sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis and the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and has won national recognition for her art and scholarship.