Ellen McKenna Design

About Us

As an architectural and interior designer, Ellen McKenna brings a unique perspective and aesthetic to each project. Whether you are building a new house or updating your existing home, her understanding of space and functionality and her artist’s eye for materials, color and style will result in a design tailored to your needs. Ellen has 18 years of experience with interiors, exteriors and all design styles. She is intelligent, caring and a good listener, who provides many options, within all price ranges. Her superb interpersonal skills make each project enjoyable for all involved. Ellen provides a seamless process from concept to completion and delivers an outstanding result within budget and on time.

Ellen McKenna holds a BFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and completed the Harvard University intensive summer program in architecture. She studied architecture and interior design at the Boston Architectural College and won the President’s Award for the Best Portfolio. Additionally, Ellen has taken classes in interior design at RISD and interior design and lighting design at UC Berkley. She has been the owner of Ellen McKenna Design for 8 years. Prior to this, she worked for 10 years at architectural firms in Boston, San Francisco, and Jamestown, RI. Her projects have been in New England, Georgia, Utah and California.

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Davis Karen
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2017

This is the second home that Ellen has helped me with, but this was a bit of a different situation, she had moved away and I was facing a full house gut. I couldn't imagine doing this project without... Read More

developer
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2017

Ellen provided us with architectural design services. Her feedback during the design process and layout ideas while working with us were very valiable. She proved to be an exceptional sounding board t... Read More

Kori Russell
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

When choosing a designer for our remodel we evaluated many options in the St. George area. What struck us the most was that most of the designers’ work looked very similar. Ellen McKenna Design stoo... Read More

Sabine Gnittke
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2017

I hired Ellen to help me with a modest kitchen remodel. She was professional, very easy to work with and flexible. She listened, paid attention to my needs and my budget, and had excellent suggestion... Read More

Joy Stein
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2017

Ellen not only has taste, but she's a true professional and does great work. Her high standards are my high standards and I appreciate her looking after them. She's also very easy to work with and man... Read More

jlwhelan
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Nov 2016

Ellen is the "best-of-best" as a designer. She did a superb job for us in completely updating a 70's built seaside home. The renovation went very smoothly in large part to Ellen's original, creative... Read More

margaret spenlinhauer
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2015

Ellen provided design services for a house I am renovating. I wanted to go modern/contemporary after years of the traditional styled home. She provided me with not only design advice but several ti... Read More

sylvia maxfield
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2015

I worked with Ellen McKenna on a gut rehab of a small 1970 house in the Beavertail area of Jamestown, RI. Ellen has terrific design judgement ranging from architectural element (size, shape, lines in ... Read More

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