Mike McElderry

Associate Principal, Design Director, New York

Mike has fifteen years of experience as an international architect and team leader for complex projects collaborating with both public and private clients. His professional process is driven by collaboration, mentorship, and an acute ability to identify and convert challenges into innovative and intelligent architectural solutions.

He has developed extensive experience with company management, project management, and architectural design at all scales and during all project phases. He has worked with significant architectural firms developing major projects and competitions ranging from commercial towers and corporate headquarters to significant cultural projects and learning environments.

For Fun

“I am an avid traveler and have lived abroad in Copenhagen, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Venice. I find new food, different languages, and the architecture and social spaces of different cultures to be inspirational in my personal and professional life. This summer, we plan to spend as much time travelling, hiking, camping, and kayaking as possible.”

Hanging with the Family

“As a father of two scrambling toddlers (Dean 4 years old and Ford 2 years old), I enjoy making my signature Saturday French toast, building towers from Legos for tiny monsters to destroy, and reading books to our boys that bring them to curious and imaginative places.”

Honors Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship
"I view design as collaborative, fluid, iterative, and subscribe to the fact that great design first comes from thinking about people and a commitment to the public realm. I believe this to be true regardless of typology or scale."