RICH GRANOFFPRESIDENT / AIA, LEED AP
Richard Granoff is the Founder and Managing Principal of Granoff Architects, the leading architectural firm in Greenwich, CT. Since its inception in 1989, Rich has grown the company into a thriving design studio with over 30 professionals. Today, Granoff Architects offers design services throughout the country in four disciplines: residential architecture, commercial architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.
Rich’s accomplishments have been widely recognized. He has appeared in the national media on programs such as Good Morning America, High Net Worth, and MTV Cribs. His work has also been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Fine Homebuilding, Veranda, Modern Estate, Country Club Quarterly, At Home, Hamptons Magazine, Westchester Home and Greenwich Magazine. He has won numerous design awards. Rich has lectured on sustainable design and taught courses in home design and renovation. He is also an active real estate developer.
Rich started his career with noted architect David Rockwell in New York City, working on many large restaurant and residential design projects. Subsequently, Rich worked with interior designer Gerald Luss, managing commercial design projects. Afterwards, Rich moved to Marigold Real Estate in Greenwich, CT where he designed and managed the development and construction of many luxury homes. The experience that Rich gained while working in these diverse spheres provided him with the knowledge and experience to establish Granoff Architects.
Rich is a registered architect in the states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Tennessee. He is also a LEED-accredited professional, focused on sustainable building practices and green design. Rich earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he is a member of the Board of Advisors and has established the Richard S. Granoff Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Active in community affairs, Rich currently serves on the boards of Kids in Crisis, the Arch Street Teen Center, ONS Foundation, Chabad and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. In prior years, Rich served on the boards of the American Red Cross, the Rock Ridge Association and the Whitby School, the oldest and largest Montessori school in the nation. He recently received the “Light a Fire” Award from Greenwich Magazine for his local philanthropic endeavors.
Granoff Architects deeply values its place in the Greenwich community and is committed to providing pro bono design services for local organizations. Projects have included the Greenwich Adult Daycare Center, The United Way, UJA, The Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross, Neighbor to Neighbor, Putnam Indian Field School, Pathways and the Chabad Center for Living Judaism.
Rich married his high school sweetheart and has two “twenty something” sons (an architect and a photographer). The Granoffs live in Greenwich in a home that Rich recently designed and built. He is an avid skier, golfer, cyclist, wine connoisseur, and never passes up the opportunity to travel.