Mr. Scholz and Ms. Elskop have jointly directed their design firm in New York City since 1992. The firm’s portfolio includes design in institutional, commercial and residential architecture and in interior, industrial and transportation design. Executing highly individual projects that address specific and unique client needs, they believe the greatest opportunities for innovation, exploration and fine design reside in cross disciplinary collaborations.
Internationally recognized and recipients of the AIA NY Design in Architecture Award, Mr. Scholz and Ms. Elskop have lead design and production teams for projects requiring the integration of technology with a sensitivity to complex programmatic requirements from conception through realization. Both consider the production phase of a project to be as important as the design phase, and dedicate commensurate attention to the field involvement necessary to realize the full design intent of the project. Working closely with builders, manufacturers and craftsmen they leverage the potential of materials and processes to develop innovative solutions to specific project requirements. In order to achieve a unified project and an integrated user experience Ms. Elskop and Mr. Scholz also supply services for custom and contract furnishings, interior decorating, and image consultation.
Drawing on the varied experience of its principals, the firm has become known for its high level of dedicatedand personal service, careful planning, original approach, and production of quality construction detail.
Inés Elskop received her Licentiate in Asian Studies with Honors from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She later taught and lectured at the School of Communication of that institution. In 1982 she moved to New York City where she attended Parsons School of Design and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University in New York City, and has pursued graduate studies in architecture at Princeton University.
Christopher Scholz received his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University, in New York City. He is a Registered Architect. He also holds a Bachelor of Science - Foreign Service degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. and is registered as an inventor with the US Patent Office.