Elliot Glassman

Senior Associate and Senior Technical Principal with Built Ecology at WSP USA


Elliot Glassman is a Senior Associate and Senior Technical Principal with Built Ecology, WSP's high performance and sustainability group. He is also the National Leader of Computational Design for Building Systems and a charter member of WSP's global computational design group WSPnext.

Elliot obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 14 years of combined professional practice as an architect and sustainability consultant, Elliot has worked on various projects around the world, each requiring a unique response to a diverse set of climatic, site, and programmatic conditions. His main area of expertise is passive building design for energy, daylight, and comfort. Other areas of expertise include water efficiency and renewable energy.

Elliot's focus is combining computational design techniques with performance simulation to inform the design process. These computational techniques help identify integrated design solutions that improve the performance of the built environment and provide deep insights to achieve wide range of intended project outcomes.

Elliot has given presentations on utilizing computational design for building performance at conferences such as Greenbuild, the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Advancing Computational Building Design (ACBD), and the Architecture Boston eXpo (ABX). Elliot also has guest lectured on high performance design at Syracuse University, Cooper Union, Carnegie Mellon, NYIT, and NJIT and co-teaches a net zero design studio at City Tech.