Bio

Ellen Malmon AIA

Ellen grew up in Wisconsin and the local combination of bucolic landscape and historic urban fabric left a deep impression upon her and continues to inform her work.  Ellen studied English and art while at Mount Holyoke College and went on to acquire a Master of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin.  She finally found a way to combine her myriad interests in architecture, art, literature, and politics while attending the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin where she received her Master of Architecture degree.  She then acquired a wide ranging immersion in commercial and residential design while interning for award-winning Chicago architecture firms Ross Barney Architects, DLK Architecture and Morgante Wilson Architects.

While still in the Midwest, she was greatly influenced by the sustainable practices of Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute and William McDonough AIA with whom she had a chance to collaborate.  From them she gained an understanding that responsible design is both an act of humility and an inherently optimistic endeavor.

After moving to Connecticut with her husband in 1998, Ellen continued her work in both commercial and residential architecture with Becker and Becker Associates in New Canaan and then spent seven years with Bruce Beinfield at Beinfield Architecture in South Norwalk.  While at Beinfield Architecture, Ellen honed her skills in multi-family and commercial design in addition to high-end residential architecture.

Her extensive work helping to revive South Norwalk left a lasting impression on that community and continues to inform her practice.  In 2008, she started Ellen Malmon Architecture LLC in the historic mill town of Georgetown, Connecticut where she lives with her family and continues to work for responsible, creative renewal.