Harry Elson, AIA


As the founder and principal of Harry Elson Architect PC, Harry creates buildings and interiors whose clear, timeless forms speak to the 21st century. His educational and nonprofit projects are as varied as the Society of the Four Arts Education Building and Performing Arts Theater in Palm Beach, Florida and an expanded home for the Metropolitan Montessori School in New York City. His residential work includes a refined Fifth Avenue apartment that is home for a collection of modern masters and a house on Shelter Island that is both assured and instantly calming.

Harry’s life-long commitment to design matured while he worked at two firms considered 20th century master form givers, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects and Edward Larrabee Barnes & Partners. It was at these firms that he gained hands-on experience with the kinds of projects he currently excels in.

Combining his vision of modern design with a straightforward style of leadership and management, he has built a thriving practice that continues to take on new challenges. With all projects, the buck stops with Harry and that’s the way he likes it.

A registered architect in New York and Connecticut, Harry is a member of The American Institute of Architects. He earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, after receiving a B.A. with Honors in American Studies from Brown University.