Alastair Elliott

Alastair Elliott joined Silman in 1995, and since 2014 has been a principal and chief operating officer for the firm. His experience covers a wide range of project types, including cultural, education, religious, and residential, for both existing buildings and new construction. Elliott is currently a lecturer in architecture at the Yale School of Architecture. He has previously been a guest lecturer and studio critic at AAP.

Elliott is active in industry organizations and is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). He has also held several board positions with SEAoNY and currently serves on its Codes and Standards committee. Elliott was also a member of the 2014 New York City Building Code revision committee.

Elliott received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Miami and a master of engineering in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 2613/5613 Structural SystemsBehavior and design of overall structural systems for buildings. Particular focus on systems used for resisting lateral loads (rigid frames, braced frames and shear walls) and for spanning long distances (trusses and space frames; cables and membranes; and arches, domes, and shells).

Publications (Selected)

  • Debra Laefer, Alastair Elliott, and Laurence Weller, "The Temporary Use of Drilled Shafts in the Renovation of Carnegie Hall," Proceedings of the International Deep Foundations Congress (2002)
  • Eytan Solomon and Alastair Elliott, "Reinforcement of Nineteenth-Century Wide-Span Trusses in Two New York Landmarks," APT Bulletin, The Journal of Preservation Technology vol. XLV-4, (2014)