elias veneris | architectural designer

Working in NewStudio Architecture's Brooklyn office is a good thing, in my opinion. It's got a creative vibe, but the pace is more laid back than in New York City. There's always a hustle in the city. And I can bring Walter to work with me. He's my Italian greyhound named after Walter Gropius, one of the Bauhaus School Founders.

Before I came to NewStudio, my career involved working on a considerable number of residential mid- to high-rise buildings. One project in China, for example, included multiple buildings on one site. Complicated. Challenging. Fun. Instructive. I learned along the way that I value simplicity. And quality is essential.

That's why I'm excited about NewStudio (besides Walter working with me). I can narrow my focus on more intimate projects here and build relationships with clients. That's different than a lot of firms. Clients value our judgment and expertise. They trust the creativity. At NewStudio, we care about our work and it shows.

Favorite Place:
Anywhere I have snow under my feet and a snowboard

Favorite Office Supply:
The people

When I'm Not At NewStudio, I'm At:
My local CrossFit affiliate

Someday I Will:
Retire and do more things that I enjoy: photography, snowboarding, travel, and sleep 

People Don't Know This About Me, But:
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but I spent a couple of years in Greece as a child and nearly every summer after that (and I speak fluent Greek)

Education:

B. Arch, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, 5-year professional degree program, NAAB accredited

LEED AP BD+C Profressional Accreditation