Stephen L. Griss, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

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 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, he worked on various commercial and multi-family projects. For three years, he was a job captain and then project architect for Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., Consulting Environmental engineers of White Plains, New York. At Malcolm Pirnie, 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 municipal libraries, schools and fire stations to large corporate headquarters and offices. Noteworthy projects that Mr. Griss has designed include IBM office and research buildings and  Cartus Corporation office buildings at Orchard Park in Danbury, Connecticut, the Greenknoll Professional Center in Brookfield, Connecticut, the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Homeless Shelter, Lorad Corporation facilities in Danbury and the conversion of the former High School and Middle School into the Bethel Municipal Center of Bethel, Connecticut. His Florida work has included numerous office complex projects, a Montessori School, single family homes, numerous restaurants and tenant improvement projects.

Mr. Griss is an active member of the Ft. Lauderdale County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Bethel Historical Society and 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 certification as a LEED AP professional establishing his dedication to promoting a healthy and energy wise environment.

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