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Elliot J. Glassman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD
Elliot Glassman is an architect specializing in environmentally sustainable design. He obtained his Bachelors of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and earned a Masters of Design Studies degree with a concentration in sustainability from the Harvard GSD.
Elliot has practiced architecture in New York City, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, and is licensed in New York State and Connecticut. He has worked on several types of projects including multi‐family residential, mixed‐use buildings, commercial, religious/institutional, medical, athletics, and hospitality. Elliot is accredited in the LEED and Passive House standards.
Elliot’s architectural background combined with his technical building performance knowledge provides him with a diverse set of skills that enables him to find effective, creative, and integrated design solutions for any project. He is currently working as a sustainability consultant in NYC helping fellow architects create high performance buildings. His work incorporates a variety of building simulation tools with parametric design techniques in order to generate environmentally responsive design solutions.
Elliot is a member of the AIANY Committee on the Environment and a board member of the Connecticut Green Building Council, in addition to serving on the Mayor's Climate Council in Stamford. He has given presentations on utilizing computational design for building performance at conferences such as Greenbuild, the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Advancing Computational Building Design (ACBD), and the Architecture Boston eXpo (ABX). Elliot also has guest lectured on high performance design at Syracuse University, Pratt, Columbia, Cooper Union, Carnegie Mellon, NYIT, and NJIT and co-teaches a net zero design studio at City Tech.
LECTURES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2022 A Case of Research in Practice: Core Sunlighting for Underground Transit Stations, Boston Society of Architects, Boston, MA (with Jeff Berg)
2022 Culture, Climate, and Design, New York Build Expo, New York, NY (panel)
2022 Designing for Communities: Healthy Buildings That Push Boundaries, New York Build Expo, New York, NY (with Emir Pekdemir)
2021 Carbon 360—A Guide to Recent Codes and Best Practices for Operational and Embodied Carbon Reductions, Boston Society of Architects, Boston, MA (with Joelle Jahn and David Venturoso)
2021 Optimizing the Extent of Standardization in Computation to Ease Sharing of Work & Quality Assurance Without Hindering Creativity & Innovation, 5th Annual Advancing Computational Building Design Conference, Dallas, TX
2021 Designing Zero Energy Multifamily Buildings Informed by Simulation and Policy, DnA Hawaii, Virtual (with Wendy Meguro and John Delaney)
2021 Facade Tectonics Forum: Simulation vs. Reality, Webinar
2021 Evaluating Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings through Automated Simulation ACSA Conference (with Wendy Meguro)
2020 Maximizing Building Performance: Incorporating Computational Design for Cost Effective Solutions, Webinar
2020 Using Computation to Optimize Buildings to their Purpose for the Intended User, 4th Annual Advancing Computational Building Design Conference, Virtual
2020 Net Zero Design Studio, Zak World of Facades, Virtual (with John Neary and Victoria Ereskina)
2020 Utilizing Computational Design Technology to Meet New Energy and Carbon Performance Requirements, New York Build Expo, New York, NY
2019 Circadian Curtain Wall: Advocating Integrated Design, Greenbuild, Atlanta, GA
2019 A Transformative Moment: Harnessing Technology To Address the Challenges of the Built Environment in the 21st Century, New York Digital Design Community, New York, NY
2019 Towards an Environmentally Responsive Architecture: Leveraging Computational Design to Improve Building Performance, UrbanX, New York, NY
2019 Computational Design Scripting for Integrated Performance Analysis, Webinar, Building Green
2019 Leveraging Computational Design Scripting for Daylight and Views, Webinar, Building Green
2018 Environmentally Responsive Design, Syracuse University, New York, NY
2018 Integrating Computational Design Into a Collaborative Process: Enabling Architects & Engineers to Leverage Tools & Access Data at The Right Time (Keynote), 2nd Annual Advancing Computational Building Design Conference, New York, NY
2017 Utilizing Performance Simulation in Professional Practice: The Promise and the Pitfalls, 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, San Francisco, CA
2016 Daylight: The Measurable and the Immeasurable, Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), NYC
2015 Data Driven Design Techniques for Environmental Performance, Architecture Boston Expo (ABX), Boston
2013 DIVA + Grasshopper Studies for Climate Responsive Evaluation and Optimization, DIVA Day, NYC
2023 The New Localism in Design: Considering Climate, Codes, and Context in Facade Design Strategies for Achieving a Net-Zero Commercial Building in New York City, chapter in Place-Based Sustainability: Research and Design Extending Pathways for Ecological Stewardship, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (with John Neary)
2022 The Facade and Energy Codes: New Rules Require New Workflows for Compliance Facade Tectonics World Congress
2022 Development of a Grasshopper-Based Inclusive Thermal Comfort Tool Healthy Buildings Conference, Virtual (with Kari Leif and Mohammad Abbasi)
2021 Energy Conservation Code Updates Promise to Reshape the Way Facades are Designed SKINS, July
2021 Evaluating Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings through Automated Simulation Technology|Architecture + Design journal (with Wendy Meguro)
2019 Powerful Tools for Better, Faster Design Decisions LEEDuser, January, (with Josh Radoff, LEED Fellow)
2019 Effective Daylighting Workflows for LEED v4 LEEDuser, January, (with Josh Radoff, LEED Fellow)
2019 Generative Design with Daylight Analysis Part 2 Metal Architecture, January Issue (with Alan Scott FAIA, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, WELL AP, CEM)
2018 Generative Design with Daylight Analysis Metal Architecture, December Issue (with Alan Scott FAIA, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, WELL AP, CEM)
2017 Strategic Sunlight Interview in in Net Zero Buildings magazine, November issue
2016 Leveraging Simulation Interview in Net Zero Buildings magazine, July issue
2015 Multi-Objective Parametric Studies of Exterior Shading During Early Design Phases 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India.
2013 Facade Optimization Using Parametric Design and Future Climate Scenarios 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France.
2012 Project "Inter‐generational Community" featured in AIA Publication "Design for Aging Review, 11th Edition".
2005 Comprehensive studio project “Venice Glassworks” included in publication “Studio Magazine”.
2004 The River Vale NJIT Alumni Magazine, Fall
2019 1st Prize and Fan Favorite in team competition for ASHRAE's Lowdown Showdown
2018 Certificate of Recognition for Excellent Submissions to Project StaSIO, ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild 2018
2012 Harvard Green Carpet Award
2011 Special Recognition for AIA Design for Aging Review Student Competition
2005 Excellence in Design Award Honorable Mention
2005 NJSOA Architecture Medal
2004 Autodesk Innovation Award ‐ Winner, Student Division
2004 Herman C. Litwak Award
2003 Ecoplan Scholarship for Design
2003 Project for River Vale public safety complex selected by township officials
2002 Excellence in Design Award
2002 1st prize for an urban design and architectural scheme for Newark Boathouse project
2011 Organized the Harvard GSD Sukkah Design-Build competition and served as project manager
2004 Design for the River Vale public safety complex displayed at the Autodesk University conference
2004 Studio design work displayed by NJIT at the ACM/SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles
2003 Studio design work displayed by NJIT at the Arcadia conference at Ball State University
2002 “Redeveloping the Newark Waterfront” at Connection Newark Gallery Hall