Edward Alshut 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. This encouraged him to enter the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Texas, where he met Shawn, who would become his partner in life & business. After graduation, 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 a deeper appreciation of architecture and history.
Upon his return, Edward accepted a position at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Houston, Texas, where 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 townhomes as well as developing the firm’s 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 award-winning architect with decades of experience, he recognizes the current challenges to the profession, but also the opportunities for creative growth and innovation.