Elliot Glassman

Elliot Glassman

New York, NY, US



  • Registered Architect, LEED AP, and Passivehouse Designer with over eleven years of professional experience working as an architect on a variety of projects in the New York area and abroad, including multi‐family residential, mixed‐use buildings, religious/institutional, and hospitality.
  • Currently working as a sustainability consultant, helping fellow architects improve the environmental performance of their buildings through integrated design and response to climate.



WSP Built Ecology, New York, NY, US, Building Performance Specialist

Provides simulation-validated design input to clients on improving building performance to achieve energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

Analysis provided includes integrated design concepts, daylight simulation, energy modelling, computational fluid dynamic studies, and renewable energy assessments.

Aug 2012 - current

EM Design Group, Project Manager

- Project manager for The Sochi, a 25 story residential high‐rise and community facility.
- Worked on designs for two synagogues, a design/build restaurant, and various multifamily residential and mixed‐use projects.
- Provided sustainable design feasibility studies and environmental design input for multiple projects, including a mixed‐use medical building, two hotels, and a private lakeside residence.

Sep 2005 - Jul 2010


Harvard University, Masters, Masters of Design Studies in Sustainable Design

In the sustainable design program at the GSD, we are learning how to design and consult on high performance buildings though analysis of climate, site, and simulation to inform building design decisions. We are using various software programs to model and predict energy usage and accurately simulate daylight performance. We are also learning how to use environmental data to generate energy conserving features for buildings such as optimized shading devices.

My coursework includes Daylighting in Buildings, Energy in Buildings (at MIT), Environmentally Responsive Building Skins, Thermal Performance and Comfort in Buildings, The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings, Modelling Urban Energy Flows, Planning and Environmental Law, and Brownfields.

Sep 2010 - May 2012
Sep 2000 - May 2005


Harvard Green Carpet Award, Award

These awards are given to individuals who contribute to the University’s sustainability efforts.


AIA Design for Aging Review Student Competition, Honorable Mention


NJSOA Architecture Medal, 1st Place

Awarded to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for academic achievement and design excellence throughout their career at NJIT. The Architecture Medal is the highest honor presented to a graduating student by the College of Architecture and Design.


Excellence in Design Award, Honorable Mention

From NJIT for the Venice Glassworks project.


Autodesk Innovation Award, 1st Place

Awarded for proposed River Vale Public Safety Complex.


Herman C. Litwak Award, 1st Place

Given to the fourth or fifth year undergraduate student whose studio design work best exemplifies the integration of the construction and engineering disciplines into the creation of architectural form.


Ecoplan Scholarship for Design, 1st Place


Excellence in Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded foran urban design and architectural scheme for Newark Boathouse project. Exhibited at at Connection Newark Gallery Hall.


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