Rand Elliott, FAIA, has been practicing environmentally sensitive architecture long before it became fashionable. Although the firm’s projects are not exclusively located in Oklahoma, they are adept in working with the elements of the land.
There is concern about the sun, where the wind comes from, and the best way to let light into a building. There is a deep respect and connection to Oklahoma’s red soil, the tall grass prairies, the wind, the pioneers and the American Indian.
Elliott + Associates’ practice has not been restricted to Oklahoma. Projects, process and inspiration have grown from Oklahoma roots and applied to work in London, as well as over 50 cities in the United States. This dedication to the architectural profession is recognized for its exceptional level of design excellence. Instead of viewing their location as a restriction, the firm has proven quality design can be produced without limitations.
Rand graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University where he was the Alpha Rho Chi Medalist. He is a member of the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Rand has presented the firm’s portfolio as a guest lecturer internationally including the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City, and as the “Innovator of the Year” for his patented concept of “Turbinomics,” which is a design for a wind-powered skyscraper. Exhibitions of furniture designs in Los Angeles, New York and Germany, as well as curatorial projects, have created a unique experience level as an artist, photographer, curator and architectural designer.
Since the beginning of Elliott + Associates, the firm has received 321 international, national, regional, and local awards including ten National AIA Honor Awards. The firm is distinguished as the 9th winningest architectural firm in America since the AIA Honor Awards inception in 1946. Elliott + Associates has been published globally over 400 times in books and periodicals; and in 2001, the firm’s first monograph, Listening to the Land, written by David Dillon, was published by L’Arca Edizioni outlining 13 of the firm’s projects. The firm’s second book, Nine, features Elliott + Associates’ nine National AIA Honor Award- winning projects. Book Three, Word Paintings, was published in September 2014. Word Paintings details the collection and creation of words and phrases that describe the architectural spirit.