EYP Architecture & Engineering announced that Sal Elder, NCARB, LEED AP, CSI CDT, has been promoted to managing principal of the company’s Albany office. In this role, Elder will focus on business development, local operations and the advancement of the firm’s quality of service. In conjunction with his new responsibilities, Elder will continue to function as one of the firm’s technical directors and senior project architects.

Since starting his career with EYP in 1991, Elder has strengthened the office culture, improved morale and in turn affected notable employee retention. Under his guidance the company was able to successfully deliver some of its largest and most complex projects. Noteworthy projects include New US Embassy Compound in Erbil, Iraq; Pharmaceutical Research Facility in Tarrytown, N.Y.; ZEN Office Building at SUNY Polytechnic Institute; New US Embassy Compound in Oslo, Norway; University Campus Revitalization, Housing, Academic, and Social Buildings at Pace University; and Whitman Residential College at Princeton University.

“Throughout his time at EYP, Sal has demonstrated the highest level of expertise and dedication to developing innovative ideas and impactful designs,” said Scott Butler, CEO. “I am confident Sal will enhance EYP’s external presence locally and nationally, while staying true to our mission and vision.”

Elder received his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in architecture and building science.

“I am looking forward to fostering an environment where our people can continue to excel individually and collectively,” said Elder. “I’m excited to strengthen the connection between the best creative, and most knowledgeable talent in the industry.”