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Pleasantville Architect, Home Architecture Services and Commercial Architecture Services

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Office Description

The architectural office of Edwin O. Elliott, Jr., AIA was founded in January 1985. At that time our major client was a design build firm that required an Architect to work on site for a number of projects for Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, New York. The construction took place immediately outside the office window. All phases of the project were carried out in this office from preliminary design through construction administration. The foremen had access to the Architect at all times. Through this working relationship Mr. Elliott gained insight into what it takes to put a building together.

The firm has a diversified practice, with projects ranging from an addition and alteration to St. Christopher's Inn homeless shelter in Garrison, New York to alterations to residences. Presently the majority of our work is in the commercial spectrum with a number of residential projects.

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Our firm specializes in value design, code compliance, energy conservation, ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliance, problem solving, and coordination of all consultants to maintain project scheduling. We have experience in taking projects from concept through completion including construction administration.

Our office tailors the services it provides to each client depending on his needs. We welcome diverse projects and enjoy coming up with a solution that meets our clients' requirements. All projects are personally attended to by Mr. Elliott, the firm's principal.

Presently the firm is a one man office. The staff structure relies on consultants that have worked for the firm in the past as employees, as well as the offices that the principal or past employees presently work for. A recent change in the office is working with a CAD consultant via the internet. Drawings and notes are e-mailed back and forth for most of the work with an occasional meeting scheduled. Additional engineering services are contracted on a project by project basis through the use of a variety of consultants we have previous experience with.

Principal's Biography

Ed Elliott began his pursuit of a career in Architecture by attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on a National Merit Special Scholarship and graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree in 1976. While at Miami, he was elected treasurer for the Student Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as chairman of "Slant City", a campus wide event celebrating the senses, with exhibits, music, demonstrations of various arts and crafts, and the temporary environment which was created for the event.

Mr. Elliott gained experience working for various architects in Northern Westchester, and when the economy was in poor shape found a way to put his training to work for a local toy store chain as an assistant manager specializing in new store planning and layouts.

Ed Elliott is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and has received his National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate. Ed developed his diverse practice to cater to the special needs of his clients. Mr. Elliott is listed in Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and Who's Who Among Young American Professionals.

Ed Elliott has served on a number of committees in the Yorktown Community; including the Advisory Board for Architecture and Community Appearance (ABACA). Ed has been an active member of the Westchester / Mid-Hudson Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Over the years, he has served on several committees, was appointed chairman; first of the Internship Committee, then the Education Committee. Mr. Elliott has served on the Board of Directors for several years and held the office of Secretary for one term. Ed has participated in the Educator/Practioner Forums that have been hosted by the New York State Association of Architects since 1988.

Mr. Elliott was named Co Business person of the year 2005 by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce.

Ed Elliott has lived in Northern Westchester County for over 35 years. He and his wife Kathy have two sons; William and Michael, and a daughter Christine.


Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)

Graduated: June 1976 with Bachelor of Environmental Design
(Pre-Professional Degree in Architecture)

Activities: Slant City (Student celebration & exhibition), Chairman 1976
ASC/AIA, Treasurer 1975-1976
ASHRAE, Student Member 1976

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Architects:

Associate Member: 1977 to November 1984
Member: November 1984 to Present
Board of Directors: 1989 to 1993
Secretary: 1993
People & Architecture Committee, Member 1984
Public Construction Event, Coordinator
Internship Committee: Chairman 1985 to 1991
Education Committee: Chairman 1992 to 1999

New York State Association of Architects: Member 1979 to present

National Trust For Historic Preservation: Member 1985 to present

Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce: Member 1996 to present

U.S. Green Building Council member 2008 to present
LEED AP (2009)

International Conference of Building Officials member 2002 to present

Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce: Member 1996 to present
president 2002-3 treasurer 2004 to present

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