Mr. Zeller is currently serving as Zeller Development Group’s Director of Design. His current responsibilities include the design assessment of all capital improvements and acquisitions, as well as the coordination and selection of construction and design teams. Before joining Zeller Realty Group, Mr. Zeller practiced with Goettsch Partners where he acted as project architect for Grand Hyatt Bogota, the second South American project in the firm’s history. Mr. Zeller was also a member of the Poly Haitang Bay team, which was charged with bringing GP’s rigorous project development standards into practice with BIM technology. Mr. Zeller developed conceptual designs for the Xiancun Masterplan project in Guangzhou, China, a mixed-use district redevelopment of over 5 million square feet of Class A office and high-end retail space. Prior to his work with Goettsch Partners, Mr. Zeller was active on a number of projects from the conceptual stage through construction administration with John Ronan Architects, notably the Gary Comer College Preparatory School and the South Caicos Villa development. While an intern with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Mr. Zeller worked on the twisting Infinity Tower, an experience that founded his interests in complex facade detailing and commercial scale projects. Mr. Zeller has considerable experience with project documentation, consultant coordination, contract administration and team organization.
Prior to joining Goettch Partners in 2012, Mr. Zeller was an Assistant Professor of Architecture on the tenure track at Kansas State University’s highly-ranked College of Architecture Planning and Design. His teaching career began at the University of Michigan, where Mr. Zeller was selected from his graduating class to serve on the faculty as a lecturer in construction, digital modeling and representation while running the U of M Digital Fabrication Lab.
Mr. Zeller is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA in English Literature. He attained his Master’s Degree in Architecture with high distinction from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he served as a research assistant and intern in a number of faculty-run architecture practices. Due to the respect for his work and service, Mr. Zeller was elected to be the student speaker at his graduate degree ceremony.