Ellen Marie Reinhard

Ellen is a graduate student in architecture originally from Switzerland. She graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with a Bachelor of Science ETH in Architecture in 2020 and now successfully completed her first year at MIT. One of her professional experiences was working at Herzog & de Meuron for a year. In this time, she worked on the international urban planning competition "Ronquoz 21" in Sion and on the project FORUM UZH in Zurich, Switzerland, a new education and research center of the University of Zurich. 

Previous to her architectural path, she was active as a professional athlete in Orienteering for several years, running for the Swiss Junior National Team at National, European, and World Championships across the globe.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Community Development, Community Planning and Economic Development, History and Theory of Planning, Housing, Housing Development, Infrastructure Planning, Land Use, Land Use Law and Planning, Landscape, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Modern Architecture, Planning Management, Resource Management, Social, Inclusion, and Diversity Planning, Structures, Sustainability, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Urbanism, Transportation and Mobility, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Urban Finance, Management, and Urban Economics, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Water Conservation


2020 -
Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2020
Bachelor of Science ETH in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
2010 - 2014
Secondary School Graduate, Secondary School Oberaargau, Switzerland

Academic Experience

2018 - 2019
Student Assistant - Chair Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
2021 - 2021
Research Assistant - Building Technology Lab of Prof. Christoph Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

2019 - 2020
Head Trainee, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel Switzerland
2019 - 2020
Trainee, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel Switzerland


2019 -
Architecture project of the year + winner in Category "Small Building": „A Room for Archaeologists and Kids in Pachacamac“, Dezeen Awards


2019 -
Terrestrial Tales: 100+ Takes on Earth, Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil
2019 -
Seminar week photo exhibition, ETH Hoenggerberg, Fachverein Architektura
2018 -
12 Views of Venice, drawings, Professur Stalder, gta Ausstellungen, ETH Zurich