We are pleased to announce that Alastair Elliott has been named Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Robert Silman Associates, and that John McCue, our Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Principal. We are also pleased to announce that Luis Laso has been promoted to Associate.

Alastair C. Elliott, PE, LEED AP, Chief Operating Officer, Principal
Alastair joined Robert Silman Associates in 1995 and was named an Associate with the firm in 2003. His experience covers a wide range of project types including cultural, educational, religious, and residential. Alastair was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University from 2004 to 2006. He has also been a guest lecturer and studio critic at Cornell University and at Parsons, The New School for Design. Active in industry organizations, he served as a board member and treasurer of SEAoNY and currently sits on its Codes and Standards committee. He was a member of the New York City Building Code revision committee.

John McCue, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Principal
John joined Robert Silman Associates in 2001. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2004. John received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manhattan College in 1976 and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Adelphi University in 1983. Prior to Silman, John worked for 23 years in the hospitality industry for one firm, where his last position was Financial Manager.

Luis E. Laso, Finance Manager, Associate
Luis joined the DC office of Robert Silman Associates in 2000 as Office Manager. He was named Finance Manager in 2012. Prior to joining Silman, he studied Business Administration and developed his leadership and interpersonal skills working in restaurant management for ten years. During his time as Office Manager and Finance Manager of Silman’s DC office, he led or was involved in several major initiatives, including a system conversion to a new accounting platform and the renovation and expansion of Silman’s DC office.