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Ellis A. Schoichet AIA

Ellis A. Schoichet AIA

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Ellis A. Schoichet AIA is a licensed Architect in the States of California and Illinois.

Prior to starting his own Architecture practice in 1992, Ellis A. Schoichet AIA worked as a Design Architect with firms in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Ellis’ Architectural experience is wide-ranging and includes institutional, R&D, industrial, high-technology, medical research, retail, commercial interiors and ADA accessibility projects. Ellis also has extensive Residential Architecture experience in San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin, and Alameda Counties. He has had primary responsibility for the design and execution of new single and multi-family housing as well as additions, remodels and restoration projects.

From 1996 to 1998 Ellis acted as Director of Green Building Services for GTEK, a San Francisco based consulting firm specializing in improving the environmental and financial performance of buildings. Ellis worked closely with Principal and U.S. Green Building Council co-founder David A. Gottfried, providing a broad spectrum of consulting services including planning for sustainability in large projects and detailed recommendations for reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

Ellis earned a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York City (1983) where his studies focused on Architecture, Urban Design, and Real Estate Economics. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, graduating with honors in Architecture in1978.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
California Registered Architect C15466 Since 1985
Illinois Licensed Architect 001-019578 Since 2006

1992 to Present:
Principal Architect
EASA Architecture, San Mateo CA
(originally known as: The Ellis A. Schoichet AIA Design Studio, Burlingame CA)
Full Service Architectural Design Practice

1989 to 1992:
Associate Architect
Stewart Associates, San Carlos CA
Single and Multi-family Residential and Small-Scale Commercial Practice

1988 to 1989:
Design Architect
Heller and Leake Architects, San Francisco CA
(currently: Heller Manus Architects)
Multi-Family Residential and Large-Scale Commercial Practice

1983 to 1988:
Design Architect
HED Architects, Port of Redwood City California
(formerly: Holland East and Duvivier, later known as: Bottom Duvivier)
R&D, Industrial, Semiconductor Fab, Bio-Tech Lab, New Commercial Buildings and Tenant Improvements / Single and Multi-Family Residential Architecture

Summer 1981 and 1982:
Technical Staff- Design and Production
Harold Buttrick and Associates, New York NY
(later known as: Buttrick White & Burtis)
Single and Multi-Family Residential and Small-Scale Commercial Practice

1979 to 1980:
Technical Staff- Design and Production
Robert B. Liles Inc., Corte Madera CA
New Commercial Buildings and Tenant Improvements

1978 to 1979:
Technical Staff- Design and Production
Johannes Associates, Oakland CA
Single and Multi-Family Residential Practice

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

2009 Merit Award, Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community
American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Component
Residential Addition & Remodel, Palo Alto CA
EASA Architecture

2005 Honor Award, AIA San Mateo County Chapter
Residential Addition & Remodel, Moss Beach CA
EASA Architecture

2003 Citation Award, AIA San Mateo County Chapter
Second Residential Unit, Burlingame CA
EASA Architecture

1991 Honor Award, AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Hewlett Packard Support Materials Organization Distribution Facility, Roseville CA
HED Architects (Ellis A Schoichet AIA, Design Architect)

1986 Interior Architecture Award, AIA San Francisco Chapter
1985 Great Places Design Award, AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Apple Computer Hamilton Center, Campbell CA
HED Architects (Ellis A Schoichet AIA, Technical Staff)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011: ‘Creating a Sense of Place’ Community Design Charrette, Menlo Park CA
Subgroup Leader, AIA San Mateo County Chapter

2008: Mission Street Urban Design Charrette, Daly City CA
Co-Team Leader, AIA San Mateo County Chapter

2003 to 2008: AIA San Mateo County Board of Directors / 2007 Chapter President

2006: ‘Destination SoBA’ Community Design Charrette, Burlingame CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County Chapter

2005: ‘Imagine a Downtown’ Community Design Charrette, Menlo Park CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County Chapter

2004 to 2005: San Mateo County Planning and Building Task Force
Architect Member of a Supervisor appointed task force researching issues and developing recommendations for improving County of San Mateo development review services.

2004: ‘Gateway to Central Park’ Community Design Charrette, San Mateo CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County Chapter

1996 to 1998: GTEK (Gottfried Technology Inc.) San Francisco, CA
Director of Green Building Services for consulting practice specializing in Sustainability and
Green Building.

PUBLISHED DESIGN WORK

Sunset Magazine ‘Playful Family Farmhouse’ / February 2007 p. 86-91

‘Eye on the Bay’ TV segment CBS Channel 5

Gentry Magazine, ‘All About Style’ / April 2006 p. 208

Gentry Magazine, ‘Kitchen Redux’ / May 2004 p. 87

Gentry Magazine, ‘Space Redefined’ / May 2004 p. 92

Sunset Magazine, ‘Living Small’ / May 2001 p. 122-3

Gentry Magazine, ‘Dream Home’ / June 2000 p. 110-7

Northern California Home & Design Magazine, ‘Contemporary Showplace’ / September 1999 p. 88-93

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

‘Design Guidelines Guidelines’ by Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects California Council
Arc CA 07.2 p. 51-53

The City of San Diego Environmental Service Department’s
Ridgehaven Green Building Demonstration Project:
Project Case Study EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, 1998 TR-109810
Jointly authored by Ellis A. Schoichet AIA and David A. Gottfried

ACADEMIC SUMMARY

Graduate School of Architecture and Planning Columbia University, New York NY
Master of Architecture, 1983
• L.S. Lowenfish Memorial Prize for Best Thesis Project: 1983
• William Kinne Traveling Fellow to Japan: 1982
• National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship:1981
• Teaching Assistant to Harold K. Bell: Development, Finance & Real Estate Economics 1981- 83
• Research Assistant to Dimitri Y. Belamotis: Development History of New York City 1980 – 81

College of Environmental Design University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
A.B. Architecture with Honors, 1978
• Eherenfels Scholarship in Architecture: 1977-8
• E.F. Kraft Scholarship Prize: 1974