DAAM Projects is a design practice whose work resides at the intersection of context, making and collaboration.

We believe that thoughtful design has the ability to create places and experiences that are both new and necessary. Our team has collective decades of experience in the fields of art, architecture, construction, design, event production, manufacturing, and metalworking that allow us to provide beautiful, unique, and creative solutions delivered on-budget and on-schedule.

Our Team

Elyse Agnello, AIA, is a licensed architect interested in processes for finding new forms of public architecture that can operate across political, social, and professional boundaries. She has a diverse professional background that spans from architectural design and fabrication, to cultural event production. Elyse has successfully designed, fabricated, and managed projects of varying scale and type in Chicago, San Francisco, London, and Madrid. She holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, a Post-Graduate Diploma with Distinction from the Architectural Association in London, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Elyse received the Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship in 2006 and the William A. Doeble Fellowship in 2013. Samples of her work and writing can be found at www.emade.org

Andrew Manto is a design engineer and educator focused on the relationship between designing and making, both professionally and in academia. Andrew has professional experience in hands-on fabrication, facade system engineering, the design and development of parametric design interfaces, and strategic planning for studio/shop workflows. Andrew holds a Masters of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Magna Cum Laude from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is currently on sabbatical from The University of Kansas, where he teaches architectural robotics.

Alexander Shelly, AIA, NCARB, is a licensed architect. He is interested in the connection between architecture and place through tectonic exploration. Alex has comprehensive experience in design, planning, and construction management for projects in both New York and Massachusetts. He has also managed and operated an in-house digital fabrication lab focused on the production of prototypes for advanced and experimental construction techniques. Alex holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with Highest Honors from Lehigh University, where he was the graduating recipient of the Williams Prize. His work has been recognized by Architizer and the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction; and he has been an invited design critic at Harvard University, MIT, Boston Architectural College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University.