Edda Elias
Edda Elias

Founder & Creative Director

Edda Elias formed Elias Associates in 1992, following more than a decade of independent commissions in design and construction.  Rather than limiting the firm to a single aesthetic label, Edda believes that we should draw from the best in architecture, design, and art in all their forms, approaching each project so that it meets the unique needs of the client and the particular features of the space. Always exploring new compositions and materials, Edda is most strongly drawn to clients who are willing to push the limits to discover the design elements that are truly right for them.

eelias@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x16

David Shilling
David Shilling

Senior Architectural Designer

David joined Elias Associates in 2005, having previously worked at Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Owen & Mandolfo.  He received his BS from California Polytechnic University and his master’s degree from Columbia University.

Favorite work of architecture:
Mill Owner’s Association Building, India, by Le Corbusier

Favorite work of art:
Paul Klee, Seaside Resort in the South of France

 

 

dshilling@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x14

 

Robert Steed
Robert Steed

Senior Architectural Designer

Robert joined Elias Associates in 2008.  He has a Master’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design & Urban Planning from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has studied extensively in architecture at The New School in New York.  He previously worked at Michaelis Architects and InPar Development Company, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  His personal design influences include Oscar Niemeyer, Ricardo Legorreta, Lina Bo Bardi, Mies Van Der Rohe, Edwin Lutyens, Dan Johnson, and Tadao Ando.

rsteed@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x30

Alicia Kinloch
Alicia Kinloch

Senior Interior Designer

Alicia joined Elias Associates in 2008 and studied at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design.  As senior interior designer, she works directly with the architectural designers and creative director in the selections and execution for all interior scopes.  Alicia draws inspiration from and appreciates all design styles, and particularly loves mid-century designers Saarinen, Eames and Bertoia. Other influences include Jacques Adnet, Tommi Parzinger, Vladimir Kagan and Gabriella Crespi.

Favorite work of architecture:
A Cape Cod-style home with a pink door, seen at an early age and inspiring a lifelong passion for architecture and design.

Favorite work of art:
Matisse, La Danse

akinloch@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x11

Kevin Bailey
Kevin Bailey

Project Manager

Kevin has worked at Elias Associates since 2000.  He has a BS in architecture from New York Institute of Technology.  He grew up in historic Levittown and worked as a carpenter in his early career, a skill that has proven to be very beneficial in his management of onsite trade workers.

Favorite work of architecture:
Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Favorite work of art:
Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1972) on vinyl

kevininthefield@yahoo.com

Laurence Brodsky
Laurence Brodsky

Consulting Architect

Laurence has been a consultant to Elias Associates since 2005.  His 28 years in private practice includes more than 250 projects in commercial, institutional, and residential architecture.  He holds a BARCH from Syracuse University and an MFA from New York University. 

Favorite work of architecture:
Dana Arts Center at Colgate University

Favorite work of art:
Monet, Rouen Cathedral series

lbrodsky@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x32

Leah Steinmetz
Leah Steinmetz

Project Designer

Leah has worked at Elias Associates since 2012 and previously at Bogdanow Partners Architects, Diane Paparo Associates, and Scheer Design. At Elias, Leah has participated in numerous commercial and residential projects in a variety of capacities.  She received her BA and MBA from New York University and attained an AAS with highest honors from the New York School of Interior Design.  Leah is NCIDQ certified and a LEED accredited professional.

Favorite work of architecture:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Tadao Ando

Favorite work of art:
David Hockney, Woldgate Woods III

lsteinmetz@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x13

 

Maggie Desmond
Maggie Desmond

Office Manager

Maggie started at Elias Associates in 2013 with more than 15 years of managerial and administrative experience.  As office manager, she ensures that core operations run smoothly on a daily basis, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, invoicing, and purchasing.  She also plays an integral role in client relations, keeping the line of communications open and fluid throughout a project's lifecycle.  Maggie has an Associate’s Degree in accounting and business management from Queens College, City University of New York.

Favorite work of architecture:
The Sydney Opera House

Favorite work of art:
Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night

mdesmond@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x21

Cynthia Becker
Cynthia Becker

Accounting Manager

cynbeck576@gmail.com

Edda Elias
David Shilling
Robert Steed
Alicia Kinloch
Kevin Bailey
Laurence Brodsky
Leah Steinmetz
Maggie Desmond
Cynthia Becker
Edda Elias

Founder & Creative Director

Edda Elias formed Elias Associates in 1992, following more than a decade of independent commissions in design and construction.  Rather than limiting the firm to a single aesthetic label, Edda believes that we should draw from the best in architecture, design, and art in all their forms, approaching each project so that it meets the unique needs of the client and the particular features of the space. Always exploring new compositions and materials, Edda is most strongly drawn to clients who are willing to push the limits to discover the design elements that are truly right for them.

eelias@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x16

David Shilling

Senior Architectural Designer

David joined Elias Associates in 2005, having previously worked at Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Owen & Mandolfo.  He received his BS from California Polytechnic University and his master’s degree from Columbia University.

Favorite work of architecture:
Mill Owner’s Association Building, India, by Le Corbusier

Favorite work of art:
Paul Klee, Seaside Resort in the South of France

 

 

dshilling@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x14

 

Robert Steed

Senior Architectural Designer

Robert joined Elias Associates in 2008.  He has a Master’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design & Urban Planning from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has studied extensively in architecture at The New School in New York.  He previously worked at Michaelis Architects and InPar Development Company, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  His personal design influences include Oscar Niemeyer, Ricardo Legorreta, Lina Bo Bardi, Mies Van Der Rohe, Edwin Lutyens, Dan Johnson, and Tadao Ando.

rsteed@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x30

Alicia Kinloch

Senior Interior Designer

Alicia joined Elias Associates in 2008 and studied at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design.  As senior interior designer, she works directly with the architectural designers and creative director in the selections and execution for all interior scopes.  Alicia draws inspiration from and appreciates all design styles, and particularly loves mid-century designers Saarinen, Eames and Bertoia. Other influences include Jacques Adnet, Tommi Parzinger, Vladimir Kagan and Gabriella Crespi.

Favorite work of architecture:
A Cape Cod-style home with a pink door, seen at an early age and inspiring a lifelong passion for architecture and design.

Favorite work of art:
Matisse, La Danse

akinloch@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x11

Kevin Bailey

Project Manager

Kevin has worked at Elias Associates since 2000.  He has a BS in architecture from New York Institute of Technology.  He grew up in historic Levittown and worked as a carpenter in his early career, a skill that has proven to be very beneficial in his management of onsite trade workers.

Favorite work of architecture:
Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Favorite work of art:
Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1972) on vinyl

kevininthefield@yahoo.com

Laurence Brodsky

Consulting Architect

Laurence has been a consultant to Elias Associates since 2005.  His 28 years in private practice includes more than 250 projects in commercial, institutional, and residential architecture.  He holds a BARCH from Syracuse University and an MFA from New York University. 

Favorite work of architecture:
Dana Arts Center at Colgate University

Favorite work of art:
Monet, Rouen Cathedral series

lbrodsky@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x32

Leah Steinmetz

Project Designer

Leah has worked at Elias Associates since 2012 and previously at Bogdanow Partners Architects, Diane Paparo Associates, and Scheer Design. At Elias, Leah has participated in numerous commercial and residential projects in a variety of capacities.  She received her BA and MBA from New York University and attained an AAS with highest honors from the New York School of Interior Design.  Leah is NCIDQ certified and a LEED accredited professional.

Favorite work of architecture:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Tadao Ando

Favorite work of art:
David Hockney, Woldgate Woods III

lsteinmetz@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x13

 

Maggie Desmond

Office Manager

Maggie started at Elias Associates in 2013 with more than 15 years of managerial and administrative experience.  As office manager, she ensures that core operations run smoothly on a daily basis, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, invoicing, and purchasing.  She also plays an integral role in client relations, keeping the line of communications open and fluid throughout a project's lifecycle.  Maggie has an Associate’s Degree in accounting and business management from Queens College, City University of New York.

Favorite work of architecture:
The Sydney Opera House

Favorite work of art:
Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night

mdesmond@eliasinteriors.com
212.685.1550 x21

Cynthia Becker

Accounting Manager

cynbeck576@gmail.com

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