Eli Y. Meltzer

Eli Y. Meltzer

Brooklyn, NY, US



Recently named Principal at Meltzer/Mandl, Eli brings his skills as a designer and leader to deliver projects that bring our clients' visions into reality. With a deep expertise in the New York City Zoning and Building Code, and a sophisticated understanding of the development and construction process, he takes listening and meeting client goals as essential pieces of a successful project. From client relations to construction site visits, Eli’s grasp of the big picture keeps his projects on-target, on-budget and on-time. 

Before joining Meltzer/Mandl, Eli spent several years at a multi-national firm working on Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, where he learned all aspects of building design and construction.  He followed this experience at boutique design firm in Manhattan where he worked with Mt. Sinai Hospital in developing over 12,000 s.f. of innovative prototypes for clinical and exam space in the Department of Surgery, and served as lead designer and project manager for several privately-funded and state-bonded K-12 facilities in New York City and its suburbs.

Eli obtained a B.A. in philosophy at Dartmouth College and a Masters in Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he received several awards, including the school's highest honor, the Comprehensive Studio Award, for his project on flood-resistant housing in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Red Hook.

Following his time at Dartmouth, Eli spent a year studying in Jerusalem at Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies and is now actively involved in the design of religious spaces by dedicating time to help his community navigate the complexities of capital projects.  He has presented at international conferences and published articles on the topic of Planning and Design for Jewish Institution Capital Projects.  His work has been featured in Israeli newspapers.


Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C., Brooklyn, NY, US, Principal

Sep 2018 - current