Chad Keller

Chad Keller

Chad Keller

Chad Keller

  • B.A., geography, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • M.F.A., historic preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005
First year at SCAD:

Being part of an academy where I can challenge students to think critically, engage their creativity and inspire them to become stewards of cultural heritage.

Awards, recognition and honors

Award of Excellence, American Society of Architectural Illustrators, 2008


  • Vernacular Architecture Forum
  • Society of Historical Archaeology
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
  • American Society of Architectural Illustrators

Publications and presentations


  • Reilly, Lisa, Keller, Chad, and Triplett, Edward. "The Medieval Design Process at Southwell Minster" in New Approaches to Medieval Architecture. Ed. Robert Bork and Abby McGehee. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  • Three-dimensional illustration. Founding Gardners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation. By Andrea Wulf. New York: Knopf, 2011.
  • Photograph. Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Library, Archives, and Museums. By Peter B. Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon. Cornell University Library, 2009
  • 3-D illustration. Montpelier's Other Half. By Tony Reichhardt. American Archaeology. Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer 2009.


  • Society of Historical Archaeology 2011, Austin, Texas. Chad Keller, Worthy Martin, Peter Inker and Sarah Dylla. Beyond the Building: Providing Context to 3-D Reconstructions.
  • SmartDoc Symposium 2010, University of Pennsylvania. Lisa Reilly, Worthy Martin and Chad Keller. Integrating 3-D Laser Scanning and 3-D Multimedia Tools for Investigating the Medieval Design Process at Southwell Minster.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology 2010, Granada, Spain. Chad Keller. Multiresolution Modeling for Multimodal Delivery: Practices for Constructing 3-D Models for Assorted Applications.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology 2009, Williamsburg, Virginia. David Koller, Bernard Frischer, Chad Keller, et al. Scanning the Laocoon: Combining 3-D Data Capture of an Original Sculpture and a Plaster Cast.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology 2009, Williamsburg, Virginia. Sarah Wells, Doug Ross and Chad Keller. Rome Reborn in Google Earth.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology 2008, Budapest, Hungary. Dean Abernathy and Chad Keller. Digitally Representing Historic Landscapes: Reconstructing James Madison's Working Farm at Montpelier.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology 2007, Berlin, Germany. Dean Abernathy and Chad Keller. New Digital Technologies in the Historic Reconstruction Project: Representing Colonial Williamsburg.

Previous Positions

Multimedia designer, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia; adjunct professor of architectural history, University of Virginia School of Architecture; assistant director of CAD, architectural research department, The Montpelier Foundation; Web developer, Centre County Historical Society, Centre County, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • HIPR 310 Material Culture
  • HIPR 501 Communication for the Preservationist
  • HIPR 706 Preservation Research and Survey
  • HIPR 712 Digital Communication for Historic Preservation