Edward Siegel graduated from Cornell University’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 1983. While there, he was one of the few in his class to be chosen by the faculty to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant for producing his fifth-year thesis, one of the founders of the Cornell Journal of Architecture and he co-edited the second issue on Urban Design.
While at SOM and Ennead Architects (formerly the Polshek Partnership) in New York City from 1983 through 1988, Siegel’s freelance team received a Commendation for Design Excellence for their campus master plan for the Jacob's Pillow Design Competition.
Siegel started working with his mentor, Jaquelin T. Robertson, at Cooper Robertson during its founding year in 1988 and became a design partner in 2000. His notable projects include the New Albany Bath & Tennis Club in New Albany, OH; the Robins Visitors Center at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA; the new Parish House addition to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the Historic Village District of East Hampton, NY; the Carlyle Residences in Celebration, FL; a thirty-five thousand square foot recreational facility for a private estate in Bedford, NY; and numerous private residential projects in NYC; the Hamptons; Northern Westchester, NY; and in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
His design leadership for a Greek Revival farmhouse in Upper Westchester County, NY and two Soho Loft renovations in NYC helped earn Cooper Robertson the honor of being named to - Architectural Digest’s prestigious “AD100, The World's Top Talents in Architecture and Interior Design" - since its inception thru 2015 and to Luxe Interiors & Design magazine’s “2016 Gold List.”
In 2016 Siegel founded his own architectural design firm, Edward Siegel Architect, which continues his diverse practice with an emphasis on luxury residential, resort and specialty buildings. His ongoing projects include an eleven thousand square foot contemporary Palladian-style vacation villa in the Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Bahamas and the gut renovations of an eight thousand square foot Tribeca penthouse and an Upper West Side Classic Six.
Siegel is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has been co-chair of the AIA NY Chapter’s Interiors Committee since November 2011. He has also served on the Advisory Board of CUNY’s New York City College of Technology’s Department of Architectural Technology, and has served on numerous academic and competition design juries.
Siegel is an active member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, a LEED accredited professional, a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is professionally licensed in New York and New Jersey. He is an avid art collector of Contemporary works on paper and maintains residences in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.