Alexander C. Elias, RA, NCARB, LEED AP
Alexander C. Elias,
RA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal and founder, Alexander Elias Architecture
Alexander Elias was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Alex began his architectural education at Cornell University. After graduating from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, Alex attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was selected to participate in the school's European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. He received the degrees of Bachelor of the Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from RISD in1994. Mr. Elias also attended UCLA's Critical Studies in Architecture Program, receiving the degree of Master of the Arts in Architecture in 2006.
Prior to establishing his practice in 2002, Alex worked for firms in New York, New Jersey and California. While working for the Office of Thierry Despont in New York, he was the project designer for the Polo flagship store in London. At Corgan Associates, Alex was the job captain for American Airline's New York corporate offices and the project architect for two phases of British Airways' 150 million dollar renovation and expansion of their terminal facilities at Kennedy International Airport. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, Alex worked for the award-winning firm of Abramson Teiger Architects in Culver City. Among the many projects he completed as project architect at Abramson Teiger, were Knoll Inc.'s 15,000 square foot show room in Santa Monica and the 26,000 square foot expansion and renovation of the Yeshiva Girls' High School in Los Angeles.
Alex moved his practice back to New Jersey in 2015 and served as lead architect for CG|3PL, a Louisiana-based engineering firm engaged in Hurricane Sandy reconstruction projects in New York City and Long Island. Alex is licensed to practice architecture in New Jersey, New York, California, North Dakota and Idaho. He is a certificate holder with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. With over 25 years of professional practice experience, he has expertise in a broad range of residential and commercial project types.