Richard McElhiney Architects LLC

Richard McElhiney AIA


Richard McElhiney AIA has practiced Architecture for 33 years.  He received his BA cum laude from Yale College in 1975 with Distinction in Architecture.  He received his Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 1979.


He worked for 19 years at RMKliment & Frances Halsband Architects.  He became an Associate Partner of the firm in 1992 and a Partner in 1997.  Kliment & Halsband received the National AIA Architecture Firm Award in 1997 and the NYC AIA Medal of Honor in 1998.  In 2002, Richard founded Richard McElhiney Architects.


Richard has been a visiting critic at Columbia School of Architecture and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He has lectured on academic and civic building issues, and he co-authored the chapter on “Design Services” in the National AIA’s publication, The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice (13th ed.).


He has completed 17 Educational projects, 13 Civic building projects,
25 Commercial projects and 23 Residential projects.  These projects have been located in New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.  They have received over 25 awards.