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Southern Ellis

Southern Ellis

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Architecture


Master of Architecture (M.ARCH)
Certificate in Health Systems & Design
Texas A&M University, 2011

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University, 2009


Southern Ellis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and an architect with HKS, Inc. His passion for the intersection of Health and Design shapes his studio work and research focused on creating impact at this intersection on a global scale. Southern has worked on a range of health design projects around the world including design projects across Africa, China, Mexico, Haiti, and the United States. Selected as the HKS Health Fellow in 2011, Ellis spent a year researching Health Design in China, analyzing how HKS could more effectively introduce evidence based design into their Chinese healthcare projects. Southern has also been heavily involved in a number of public interest global health projects in the developing world. He serves as lead architect for the Songambele Hospital – a rural community hospital that is currently transforming the health and community of the Tanzanian village of Nkololo.