Rich Granoff ’84, AIA, LEED AP is the founder and managing principal of Granoff Architects, the leading architectural firm in Greenwich, CT. Granoff is a registered architect in the states of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. He is also a LEED-accredited professional, focused on sustainable building practices and green design. Since its inception in 1989, the company has grown into a thriving design studio with nearly 25 professionals. Today, Granoff Architects offers services throughout the Northeast in four distinct areas: residential, commercial, landscape architecture, and interior design.
Granoff’s accomplishments have been widely recognized. He has appeared in the national media in 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. Outside of his practice, Rich has lectured on sustainable design and taught courses in home design and renovation. He is also an active real estate developer.
Granoff started his career with noted architect David Rockwell in New York City, working on many large restaurant and residential design projects. Subsequently, he worked with interior designer Gerald Luss, managing commercial design projects. Afterwards, he moved to Marigold Real Estate in Greenwich, CT where he designed and managed the development and construction of many luxury homes. The experience that Granoff gained while working in these diverse spheres provided him with the knowledge and experience to establish Granoff Architects.
Active in community affairs, Granoff currently serves on the boards of Kids in Crisis, the Arch Street Teen Center, ONS Foundation, and Steve’s Camp. He has also served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, 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. As an alum, Granoff recently established the Richard S. Granoff Endowed Scholarship Fund at Syracuse University School of Architecture.
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, The Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross, Neighbor to Neighbor, Putnam Indian Field School, and the Chabad Center for Living Judaism.
Rich married his high school sweetheart and has two teenage sons. The Granoffs live in Greenwich in a home that Rich designed and built. He is an avid skier, golfer, wine connoisseur, and never passes up the opportunity to travel.