Ellis studied architecture at the universities of Cambridge and North London and worked as an architect for eight years before becoming a professional critic in 2003. He worked at Building Design for eleven years, ultimately as its executive editor.
He became The Daily Telegraph's architecture critic in 2007 and in the following year curated Home/Away: 5 British Architects Build Housing in Europe at the British Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. He has written monographs on the architect James Gowan and has contributed essays to publications on practices including the Architecture Research Unit, Biq and Office Kersten Geers David van Severen. He is currently working on a book on the Swiss architect, Peter Märkli.
Damien Hirst chose the right architect for his Newport Street Gallery: the spaces are simply beautiful, writes Ellis Woodman
Norman Foster returns to Yale University but Ellis Woodman is less than impressed with the results
A Stanton Williams-designed home in Hampstead for a film director and an interior designer cuts a dramatic dash, writes Ellis Woodman
Can any of London’s recent towers claim to be models of how to introduce a tall building onto a street? asks Ellis Woodman. Photography by David Butler
With a lack of transport, affordable housing and central planning, expect another dislocated skyscraper enclave along the Thames