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Ellie Abrons

Associate Professor of Architecture

Ellie Abrons is a licensed architect, principal of T+E+A+M, and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was the A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009 – 2010. Ellie received her Masters of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles where she graduated with distinction and received the AIA Certificate of Merit. She received her BA in art history and gender studies from New York University and has a certificate in graphic and digital design from Parsons School of Design. Ellie has also held teaching appointments at UCLA, Princeton University, and the University Hong Kong and has received residency fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and The MacDowell Colony. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Storefront for Art and Architecture, a+d Museum, Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the Architectural Association. Ellie’s writing has been published in Log, a+u, and numerous edited volumes. T+E+A+M was a participant in the 2016 U.S. Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennale, winner of the 2017 Adrian Smith Prize for the Ragdale Ring, and a participant in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ellie serves as a Commissioner on the Planning Commission for the City of Ann Arbor. From 2010 to 2015, she led the design practice EADO.

Selected Articles

  • Becoming Digital (January, 2019)
  • Abrons, Ellie. "Alt Rock." Possible Mediums, edited by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller, Actar Publishers, 2018, pp. 184-186.

  • For Real (November, 2017)
  • Abrons, Ellie. "Material Misuse." a+u, no. 560, May 2017, pp. 110-131

  • Abrons, Ellie, and Adam Fure. “Postdigital Materiality.” Lineament: Material, Representation, and the Physical Figure in Architectural Production, edited by Gail Peter Borden and Michael Meredith, Routledge, 2017, pp. 185-195