Alastair C. Elliott, PE, Chief Operating Officer

PrincipalNew York

Professional Highlights

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Miami, 1993
  • Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, Lecturer, Systems Integration, Spring 2017
  • Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY, Visiting Lecturer, Structural Systems, Fall 2017; Instructor, Building Renovation Technology, Spring 2008; Critic, Integrative Design Practices, Fall 2007, Fall 2008
  • Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Instructor, Space, Form and Sustainable Technology, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, NY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Structures II, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York, Director 2004 – 2006; Treasurer 2006 – 2008; Codes and Standards Committee 2010 – present; President 2015 – 2016; Past President 2016 – 2017
  • Design Trust for Public Space, Board Member
  • New York City Department of Buildings, Code Revision Structural Technical Committee 2012 – 2013
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, Member
  • Debra Laefer, Alastair Elliott, and Laurence Weller, “The Temporary Use of Drilled Shafts in the Renovation of
    Carnegie Hall,” Proceedings of the International Deep Foundations Congress 2002.
  • Eytan Solomon, Alastair Elliott, “Reinforcement of Nineteenth-Century Wide-Span Trusses in Two New York Landmarks,” APT Bulletin The Journal of Preservation Technology Vol. XLV No. 4 2014

Professional Engineer: CT, NJ, NY, PA


Alastair Elliott joined Silman in 1995. He was named an Associate with the firm in 2003 and Principal and Chief Operating Officer in 2014. His experience covers a wide range of project types, including cultural, education, religious, and residential. Alastair is now a Lecturer in Architecture at Yale School of Architecture, was an Ad­junct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from 2004 to 2006, and has also been a guest lecturer and studio critic at Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning and Parsons, The New School for Design. Alastair is active in industry organizations, currently serving as Past President for the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). Alastair was also a member of the 2014 New York City Building Code revision committee.