Ellen Light is an architect with more than 25 years of experience with academic, commercial, and custom residential projects. She has had held leadership roles on a variety of projects with Boston area firms, including Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Hisaka & Associates, and HKT Architects Inc. Her specialty has been in successfully joining new and old structures, with a sustainable focus.
While Ellen values the importance of natural light and fresh air in beautiful spaces, it is client collaboration that has been critical to the success of her projects. She is experienced in working with both large and small construction teams, an essential ingredient in realizing a finished project.
A graduate of Brandeis University, Ellen earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University and an MBA from Simmons School of Management. She is licensed and MCPPO and SDO-certified in Massachusetts. Ellen has also been a LEED AP since 2005, with a specialty in BC+D. The firm is a sole proprietorship founded in 2010.
As a member of the Newton Design Review Committee since 2006 and vice chair of USGBC MA Green Schools Committee, Ellen enjoys working with other building professionals and community leaders on educational and municipal projects. She has been an active member of Boston Society of Architects K-12 subcommittee for several years, and more recently, Council of Educational Facility Planner International (CEFPI). Ellen spends leisure time with her husband, grown children, and dog, as well as painting travel watercolor sketches.