Stanton Eckstut, FAIA

Stanton Eckstut, FAIA

Founding Principal

Stan Eckstut, EE&K’s senior principal, has a national reputation as an innovator and leader in large-scale architecture extending back over thirty years to his pioneering work designing the master plan for Battery Park City. Stan’s singular understanding of architecture as a practice that creates and sustains the public realm is evident in all his designs, from large-scale waterfront developments and intermodal transportation hubs to campuses, schools, and even prototypes for bus shelters. In each case, his work has strengthened the urban fabric by creating new centers of social and civic activity; as he points out, “even my smallest buildings are about being part of a larger community.” A pragmatic visionary, Stan’s creative exploration of the possibilities of place is tempered by his keen sense of market and political realities.

Projects of Note


  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture, 1968
  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, 1965


  • New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, NCARB Certified

Notable Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Citizens Housing & Planning Council, 2006
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, New York Society of Architects, 2004
  • Gold Medal for Design, AIA Newark-Suburban Chapter, New York Blood Center Blood Processing Facility, 2007
  • Merit Award, AIA NJ, Franklin L. Williams Middle School, 2007
  • Honor Award in Urban Design, AIA National, Inner Harbor East, 1995
  • Citation of Excellence Honor Award, AIA National, Battery Park City, 1990


  • “Battery Park City 30 Years Later,” NY1, April 24, 2009
  • “Guiding Principles For Large Scale Design,” Occulus, Summer 2004
  • Interview, Stone & Tile Design, Summer 2003
  • “Dos and Don't of Historic Preservation on Campus,” Planning for Higher Education, SCUP with Ezra Ehrenkrantz, 1995
  • “Designing People Places,” Waterfront Planning and Development, 1986
  • “Solving Complex Urban Design Problems,” Waterfront Planning and Development, 1986