Ellen Rockwell Galland '63 (2008)

Ellen Rockwell Galland is an architect who has long been committed to the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings that contribute to long-term conservation of the environment. Following her graduation in 1963, Ellen received her BA. from Vassar College and a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a registered architect in the states of Illinois and Colorado and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Ellen Rockwell Galland is an architect who has long been committed to the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings that contribute to long-term conservation of the environment. Following her graduation in 1963, Ellen received her BA. from Vassar College and a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a registered architect in the states of Illinois and Colorado and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Ellen is the principal of Rockwell Associates Architects, established in 1980. In a distinguished career spanning 30 years, her work has focused on commercial as well as residential design, including projects for not-for-profit agencies such as The Evanston Day Nursery and Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Thresholds, Over the Rainbow, Evanston Housing Coalition and Connections for the Homeless.

Among her firm's recent projects is the Revelle Residence, a 4,000-square-foot solar house with dramatic views of Lake Michigan. Energy-efficient features of the residence include solar hot water heating; photovoltaic roofing slates that generate 80% of the electricity consumed on a yearly basis and water conservation features that reduce water consumption by 5,000 gallons per year and utilize rainwater for landscape watering. The home has qualified for certification as an Energy Star home has received a Design Evanston award for "architectural and green design" and has been the subject of numerous published articles. In 2006, the house served as the setting for a media event which was organized by Environment Illinois and was aimed at state and federal policies to address global warming. In addition, Ellen's commitment to serve others through her volunteer efforts to build equitable and inclusive communities has been a hallmark of her career.

It is especially appropriate, as well as poignant, to note that this year's recipient has a long-time personal and professional connection to Francis Stanton and his family. Ellen's father, Matthew Rockwell, and Franny Stanton were partners in the architectural firm of Stanton & Rockwell. Ellen can trace her ties to the Stantons back to 1946 when she attended Franny's son Bim's first birthday party.

Ellen, your accomplishments, dedication and advocacy in your profession as an architect, to the environment and in the community are living examples of North Shores' motto "Live and Serve."

The North Shore County Day School proudly presents the 2008 Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recopition to Ellen Rockwell Galland.

Presented September 19, 2008 by Tony Blumberg '76
President, Alumni Board
North Shore Country Day School
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