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Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
Prior to starting his own design consulting practice in 1992, Ellis A. Schoichet AIA worked as a Design Architect with architectural 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 studied as an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley's College of Environmental Design where he graduated with honors in Architecture (1978).
Ellis A. Schoichet AIA is a licensed Architect in the States of California and Illinois.

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

1992 to Present: EASA Architecture- Principal Architect
(formerly: The Ellis A. Schoichet AIA Design Studio)
San Mateo, California
Full Service Architectural Design Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2011 ”Creating a Sense of Place” Community Design Charrette
Menlo Park CA
Subgroup Leader, AIA San Mateo County

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

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

2006 ”Destination SoBA” Community Design Charrette
Burlingame CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County

2005 ”Imagine a Downtown” Community Design Charrette
Menlo Park CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County

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 project review services within the County of San Mateo

2004 ”Gateway to Central Park” Community Design Charrette
San Mateo CA
Co-Chair, AIA San Mateo County

GTEK (Gottfried Technology Inc.) San Francisco, California
Director of Green Building Services 1996 to 1998
Consulting practice specializing in addressing issues of sustainability in the built environment


PUBLISHED DESIGN WORK
Sunset Magazine, "Playful Family Farmhouse"
February 2007 p. 86-91
TV segment “Eye on the Bay” 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
Columbia University- New York, New York
Graduate School of Architecture and Planning: Master of Architecture, 1983
  • 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
University of California Berkeley- Berkeley, California
College of Environmental Design: A.B. Architecture with honors, 1978


ACADEMIC HONORS
Columbia University- New York, New York
L.S. Lowenfish Memorial Prize for Best Thesis Project: 1983
William Kinne Traveling Fellow to Japan: 1982
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship:1981

University of California- Berkeley, California
Eherenfels Scholarship in Architecture: 1977-8
E.F. Kraft Scholarship Prize: 1974


WEB PRESENCE
Blog:
http://easaarchitecture.blogspot.com/

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