Benjamin RM Ellis, principal architect, in Brooklyn since 1991. Graduate from the University of Virginia's Masters of Architecture program in 1985. Ben also earned an undergraduate degree in Classical Philology from Beloit College, with a focus on Greek.
Marlene Donnelly graduated from Pratt Institute's Industrial Design program. Marlene holds an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and home-schools her children.
Nessie joined the firm in the spring of 2012. Though she grew up on the streets of New Orleans, she now lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Marike Vanschamelhout is from Marseille, France; she recently joined the office for a summer internship and will finish her Masters of Architecture degree from Paris-Val de Seine this winter.