Ben Ellefson

Ben Ellefson

Adjunct Professor

Ben Ellefson
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Room: LO 204
Phone: 313-993-1548
Ben Ellefson
Areas of Expertise:
Architecture Design Studio


  • Post-Professional Master Degree: Metropolitan Research + Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-arc)
  • Professional Bachelor of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy


Having graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development, Ben is excited to be back as a professor helping educate the next generation. He is currently teaching the first year foundational design studio and has taught the third/fourth year integrated design studio.

With over 15 years of architecture experience spanning Michigan, California and abroad, Ben is well-versed in both the creative and technical aspects of design, always striving for functional and aesthetic excellence. As a registered architect, he has led teams using BIM on complex projects including design build utilizing principles of lean design and integrated project delivery working closely with contractors, consultants and clients to assure quality documentation from concept through construction documentation.