Stephen Griss, AIA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York
Registered Architect, Florida and Connecticut
American Institute of Architect
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Stephen L. Griss, AIA is a native of Danbury, Connecticut and a resident of Southwest Ranches, Florida. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York in 1973 with high honors including the New York Society of Architects Matthew W. Del Gaudio award and membership in the Tau Beta Pi Academic Society. During his years at Rensselaer he won yearly prizes in recognition of his academic achievements in architecture. He was also a co-winner for second prize in a national contest sponsored by the American Registered Architects
Society for the design of a children's zoo.
After college graduation, he joined the firm of Matthew J. Warshauer, AIA Architect in Elmsford, New York as a staff designer. For three years, he was a job captain and then project architect for Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., consulting environmental engineers of White Plains, New York where he became deeply involved in various industrial and municipal wastewater and solid waste treatment facilities. As project designer for Russell, Gibson and Von Dohlen, Inc. of Farmington, Connecticut, he designed the Otis Engineering Center in the TAC Industrial Park in Farmington and assisted in the design and detailing of many other corporate projects.
In private practice since 1978, Mr. Griss has become involved in a large range of projects from contemporary private homes, to large corporate headquarters, restaurants and offices. Noteworthy projects include IBM office and research buildings, Cartus corporate headquarters and Lorad Corporation facilities at Orchard Park in Danbury, Connecticut, the Greenknoll Professional Center in Brookfield, Connecticut, the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Homeless Shelter on Ives Street and the Bethel Municipal Center of Bethel, Connecticut. Since relocating to South Florida in 1996, his Florida work has included numerous office complex projects, tenant improve-ment projects, a Montessori School, numerous successful restaurants including YOLO on Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale and the Flashback Diner in Davie and single family homes.
Mr. Griss is a past president of the Danbury and Bethel Exchange Clubs. He is a registered architect in the States of Connecticut and Florida. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has accredited Mr. Griss allowing him registration by reciprocity from any state in the Union. Most recently, Mr. Griss attained his certifi-cation as a LEED AP professional establishing his dedication to promoting a healthy and energy wise environment.