DAAM was founded in 2016 by Elyse Agnello, Andrew Manto, and Alex Shelly as a creative practice that leverages their collective skills in design, architecture, art and making to provide a wide-range of services and spatial products. Each principal at DAAM brings hands-on fabrication experience as well as a proven professional track record of successfully using digital tools for designing, engineering, and managing both art and building construction projects. Individually, we have built buildings, produced events, and engineered new processes for designing. Together, we are committed to continuing and evolving this work.

At DAAM, our mission is to use our fully-loaded digital tool-belts to create value in the built environment. We believe that focused creativity can produce lucrative investment strategies for neighborhoods and cities. We are dedicated to collaborating with local trades, businesses, and municipalities to responsibly design and build beautifully, efficiency, and sustainability.

We are licensed, insured and ready to get to work on your next project!

 

Elyse Agnello, AIA

Elyse Agnello, AIA, NCARB
Founding Principal
Managing Director

Licensed Architect
The State of New York
The State of Illinois
NCARB Certified

American Institute of Architects
Member
Placemaking Leadership Council
Council Member
National Institute of Building Science
Public Interest Member

Harvard University, Cambridge
MArch
Architectural Association, London
PG Dip, Distinction
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BS in Arch

William A. Doeble Fellowship 2013
Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship 2006

eagnello@DAAMprojects.com
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Andrew Manto
Founding Principal
Director of Technology

Lecturer in Architectural Robotics
The University of Kansas

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
MArch
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BS in Arch, Magna Cum Laude

MIT 150 Festival of Art Science & Technology Installation 2011
Milwaukee Mayor's Design Award - Marcus Prize Pavillion 2008

amanto@DAAMprojects.com
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Alex Shelly, AIA, NCARB
Founding Principal
Director of Architecture

Licensed Architect
The State of New York
NCARB Certified

American Institute of Architects
Member

Harvard University, Cambridge
MArch
Lehigh University, Bethlehem
BA in Arch with Highest Honors

BSA Hobson Honor Award for Design Excellence 2016
Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Design Award 2014
Architizer, Excellence in Digital Fabrication with KVA 2012
Williams Prize 2006

ashelly@DAAMprojects.com
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Our Principal's work has been published in the following publications: