Cara Ellis

Cara Ellis

Chicago, IL, US



I am a talented and dedicated architectural designer seeking employment in the Chicago area, nationwide or abroad. I have experience working on projects across multiple scales and disciplines worldwide including developments in New Delhi, Chicago, Dubai, Haifa, Mecca, Amsterdam, London and Panama City. I am also interested in working on local projects in American cities.

I have a strong, diverse set of skills and a true passion for architecture. I am looking for a creative and multidisciplinary work environment where I can apply my energy and vision to create great places for people through design. 

PLEASE NOTE: my portfolio is better viewed as hosted on the Publitas website:


Peter Ellis New Cities, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Architectural design for smaller scale residential projects in the US.

Jan 2015 - current

CannonDesign, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect

Architectural Design for projects around the US, especially including education facilities and campus design.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014

Peter Ellis New Cities, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural & Urban Designer

Architectural design for a new city near New Delhi, India. District, block and building design; environmental design strategy & systems

Feb 2011 - Feb 2012

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architect Planner

Planning, massing and design for urban environments worldwide.

Jun 2010 - Feb 2011

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architect Intern

Jun 2008 - Jan 2009


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2012

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts

Sep 2001 - May 2005

Areas of Specialization