Portrait of Ellie Abrons

Teaching Areas

  • Architectural Design
  • Digital Technologies

Office: Liberty Research Annex

Curriculum Vitae

/ Associate Professor,

Ellie Abrons

Director of the Digital Studies Institute in LSA
Associate Professor of Architecture

Ellie Abrons is a licensed architect, principal of T+E+A+M, Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was the A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009–2010. Ellie’s research and creative practice is focused on the intersections of materiality, technology, design, and construction–with an emphasis on material reuse, the culture of images, and the effect of ubiquitous digitality on architectural culture and production. Recently, these interests have begun to coalesce around housing and urban technology, with a focus on equitable access to affordable housing. In addition to her time at Michigan, Ellie has held teaching appointments at Princeton University, UCLA, and the University of Hong Kong and received residency fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and MacDowell. 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, MAS Context, 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. T+E+A+M currently has projects under construction in Detroit and Hanover, NH on the campus of Dartmouth College. Since 2019, Ellie has served as a Commissioner on the Planning Commission for the City of Ann Arbor.