Our Story

WARREN EPSTEIN & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS, INC., in continual operation since 1978, is a privately-owned and incorporated architectural firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm’s principals, Warren M Epstein and Kyle F Epstein, have been in the private practice of architecture for over 75 years combined in this and predecessor companies.

Upon his graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology and becoming licensed and registered, Warren M Epstein worked for Wise Simpson & Aiken, Architects, a renowned Atlanta-based firm providing services predominantly to the United States Department of Defense throughout the Southeast United States. Looking to broaden his experience, he subsequently secured in 1959 employment as an in-house architect for the Massell Companies, one of the largest commercial and industrial real estate developers in Atlanta at the time.

Some three years later, equipped with the valuable experience garnered in his first post-graduation positions, Warren sought to begin to chart his own course, incorporating Warren M Epstein, AIA, in 1962 at a time when perhaps no more than twenty firms existed on the Atlanta landscape. He continued providing architectural services to Massell and its successor companies as well as other notable and reputable real estate developers in Atlanta and the Southeast. During this period, Warren M Epstein, AIA, designed Fan & Bill’s Restaurant and The Diplomat, among the first 5-star fine dining establishments in the Atlanta market.

A subsequent business partnership evolved in the late 1960s during the design of Or VeShalom, Atlanta’s first and only Sephardic Jewish synagogue. The firm designed among many other noteworthy projects Ellman’s catalogue showroom facilities throughout the Southeast, and, in 1978 the firm of WARREN EPSTEIN & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS, INC. was established, which provided continuity in some client relationships which had and continued to exist for 30 years or more.


Our People

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wARREN m. ePSTEIN, aia

Principle-in-Charge, Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.

Warren Epstein entered the private practice of architecture in 1962, first as an individual, then in partnership, and subsequently as Principal of Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc. in February of 1978. Throughout many years in the industry, he has placed primary importance on service to his clients, assuming roles in Project Management, Design, Construction Document preparation and the Administration of Construction Contracts.  He steadfastly believes in the adage “the time to produce the project is the time to produce the project right.”  With that, he has always and continues to stress the vital importance of complete and coordinated project documentation even this age where the information flows so freely and quickly.  In 2012, he was recognized by the Atlanta Chapter of the AIA for his 50 years of practice and unending service to his clients.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1956

US Army Corps of Engineers, Certificate of Proficiency, 1957

Registrations

Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

 Professional Memberships

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specification Institute (CSI), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Building Code Congress and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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Kyle F. Epstein, a.i.a.

Project Architect, President & Principal-in-Charge

Kyle Epstein began his initial employment with the Firm while on vacations during his post-secondary education. After joining the Firm full-time in 1990, he continued tutelage under his father, learning all aspects of design, detailing, client interaction and project management. While he has broad interests in the practice of architecture, He focuses on a complete commitment to project delivery, ensuring the client’s goals are met programmatically, aesthetically, functionally, sustainably and economically.

Education

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Minor in Architecture History, 1987

Semester Abroad in Vicenza, Italy while enrolled at UVA

Yale University, Masters of Architecture, 1990

Registrations

Georgia, Wisconsin and Utah, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), seeking reciprocity in other states

Certifications

Level II certified Design Professional Georgia – Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Memberships

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture (IFRAA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


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Milan M. Gross, AIA

Project Administrator / Project Coordinator

Mort Gross has a diversity of experience which includes a wide variety of project types for both the public and private sectors. Since he and Warren Epstein work together closely on virtually every project of the firm, Mort can claim equal responsibility and involvement for each and every project listed in the firm’s portfolio of work. This team work approach to all projects, and shared responsibility, brings the combined experience of both individuals to every project. Besides being production manager, doing product research, code research and assisting in the coordination of engineering disciplines, He checks virtually all shop drawings

Education

University of Miami, Bachelor of Science, Degree in Architectural Engineering in 1957

Registrations

Georgia

Memberships

American Institute of Architects and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


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Thomas Mottern, AIA

Project Mansger

Tom Mottern has a diversity of experience which includes a wide variety of project types for both the public and private sector. Public sector work includes experience in educational facilities such as renovating classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices.  His private work includes facilities for computer operations, banks and a variety of office buildings. As a project architect and project manager, Tom is responsible for production of construction documents including product research, code reviews and coordinating the engineering disciplines.

Education

University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Architecture in 1979, Oklahoma State University, Worked Towards a Master of Architectural Engineering in 1980

Registrations

Georgia and Tennessee

Memberships

American Institute of Architects, NCARB (National Council of Architecture Registration Boards) 


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Daniel J. Scalise

Designer / Project Manager

Daniel Scalise brings in excess of 25 years of experience as a project manager and design consultant for both commercial and residential architecture. He joined Warren Epstein and Associates as a designer and Project Manager in 2019.


Education

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts, Degree in Communications/Film Production, 1991


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Jorge I Godoy

CADD Operator / Draftsperson

Jorge Godoy, while employed with VEMI Constructions in Barcelona, Spain, participated in the design of several venues for the 1992 Olympic Games. He has been with the Firm for more than 15 years over two stints of employment and is responsible for the production of Construction Document and Project Renderings.

Education

Universidad Nacional de Columbia; Bogota, Colombia, Titled Architect in 1985,

Universitat Politecnia de Catalunya; Barcelona, Spain, Aesthetics of Architecture Doctorate in 1989


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Jaime Ferryra

CADD Operator / Draftsperson

Jamie Ferreyra has been with the Firm for nearly 15 years of continuous employment and is responsible for, in coordination with the Project Architect, Project Manager, and Project Designer, the production of Construction Documents.

Education

Universidad Michoacoma de San Nicoas de Hidalgo (UMSH), Facultad de Arquitectura in Michoacan-Morelia, Mexico, Architecture degree in 1999, Masters in Architecture via correspondence at UMSH in 2011