Ellis Curry, Architect


Registered Architect 

 Registered Interior Designer 



  Masters of Architecture
     University of Florida 
  Bachelor of Design
     University of Florida


Descended from pirate ‘salvagers’, Ellis is a fourth generation native Floridian with extensive knowledge of the Tampa Bay area where he grew up and now calls home. A lifetime of experiences and observations enjoying the Sun Coast (formerly known as the “Pirate Coast”) gives an indigenous and rare understanding that provides valuable insights in to the people, environment, and unique requirements of this colorful region.

Ellis attended the University of Florida and received his Masters degree in Architecture with an emphasis on design in Florida. This formal Florida education complimented his experience growing up here and sealed his relationship to the area.

Settling in the Tampa Bay area and raising a family, Ellis now has more than 25 years of commercial, retail, and educational design experience throughout Central Florida. This experience ranges from simple additions to the redesign of existing campus renovations to master planning entire new campuses. This depth of knowledge provides comprehensive solutions that are much more than the sum of their parts.

In particular, the educational design experience reveals the importance of local knowledge, customs and the ability to architecturally communicate it to a community. Architecture is a spatial language that has unique dialects for each community; knowing how to speak them are the heart and soul of a successful project.

A relentless problem solver, Ellis believes that this local knowledge is the foundation of a successful architectural design and he immerses himself into a project to create that optimal solution.


The following projects are a sample of his project experience-

Barrington Middle School new construction

Stowers Elementary School new construction

Tinker Elementary School new construction

Hammond Elementary School new construction

Collins Elementary School new construction

Doby Elementary School new construction

Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Citrus Park Elementary School renovation and new construction

Bryant Elementary School ‘classroom for kids’ addition

Hunter’s Green Elementary School ‘classroom for kids’ addition

Caminiti Exceptional Center renovation and addition