Edward Alshut AIA, NCARB
Edward J. Alshut is an accomplished architect with over twenty years of experience. He was inspired to pursue a design career while working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum as curator of their significant collection of architectural drawings. After graduation from The University of Texas at Austin he spent the summer working with Herb Newman in New Haven, Connecticut before embarking on a six week backpack Tour of Europe, where he gained an deeper appreciation of architecture and history.
Upon his return Edward accepted a position at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Houston, Texas were he was initiated into their heritage of Modern Architecture and culture of professionalism. When the firm closed its Houston office Edward returned to Boston where he worked with some of the cities most notable firms on commercial, academic and medical projects including a research building for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Edward was most significantly influenced by his time working with Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood whose inclusive architecture is based on a dedication to modernism that references historic memory of compositional devices, traditional materials and craftsmanship in building.
Migrating south to Atlanta to accept a position with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (tvsdesign) in 1995, Edward worked on an administration building for Kennesaw State University, a corporate campus for Merrill Lynch and numerous office and convention buildings. In pursuit of residential design experience, in 2003 he joined Harrison Design Associates, nationally recognized for custom homes drawn from timeless traditional references and local vernacular, where he worked as a project architect designing single family homes and town homes as well as developing the firms commercial portfolio.
Edward has wide ranging interests in fine art, photography, media and technology, all of which he sees in an exciting period of evolution and change. As an architect he recognizes the current challenges to the profession but also the opportunities for creative growth and innovation.