ABOUT

OUR STORY

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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 70 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 acquired 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 fewer than fifty 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 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.

Architectural Tools
University of West Georgia - Callaway GeoSciences Bldg - Front Exterior 2

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

Since its inception, WARREN EPSTEIN & ASSOCIATES has designed buildings representing an honest architectural expression adapted to human values and needs. The firm endeavors to achieve an economical balance between spatial requirements and budgets, while fulfilling the need for aesthetic beauty. In striving for these objectives, the firm has been recognized in various publications and has been the recipient of several local and national design awards.

Awards, Honors & Accolades

2014 EARTHCRAFT GOLD CERTIFICATION

Awarded EarthCraft Gold Certification by Southface for the design of Young Israel of Toco Hills

 

2012 LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION

Awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design of Advance Education Inc (AdvancEd)

 

2012 RECOGNITION FOR SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Awarded by the American Institute of Architects Atlanta Chapter to Warren M Epstein, AIA, for 50 years of service to his clients

 

2010 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Awarded by the Construction Specifications Institute to Warren M Epstein, AIA

 

2007 MERIT AWARD

Awarded by the American Society of Landscape Architects for Booker T Washington High School

 

2007 OUTSTANDING DESIGN AWARD

Awarded by American School & University Magazine’s Architectural Portfolio 2006 for the historic preservation and renovation of and addition to Booker T Washington High School School for Atlanta Public Schools

 

2006 OUTSTANDING DESIGN AWARD

Awarded by American School & University Magazine’s Architectural Portfolio 2006 for the design of M. Agnes Jones Elementary School  for Atlanta Public Schools

2006 BEST OF 2006 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Awarded by Southeast Construction Magazine for the Historic Renovation of and Addition to Booker T. Washington High School for Atlanta Public Schools

 

1998 INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION AWARD

Awarded by Athens Board of Realtors, Inc. for the historic renovation and preservation of Hillel House – University of Georgia

 

1991 NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATIONS

Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Center for Southern Polytechnic State University was juried and selected for exhibition at the 1991 National School Boards Association convention in San Francisco, California

 

1991 EXCELLENCE IN MASONRY DESIGN

Awards Program Masonry Institute of Atlanta

 

1985 NOMINATED FOR URBAN DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Ansley Mall Shopping Center Renovation

 

1984 AURORA AWARD MERIT WINNER

Renovations for Ansley Mall Shopping Center in Atlanta, Georgia

 

1971 GUILD FOR RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE

Honor Award for Excellence in Design for Congregation Or Veshalom

 

1966 FOOD SERVICE MAGAZINE’S GOLDEN LAUREL

Outstanding kitchen design for The Diplomat of Atlanta

CONTINUING THE LEGACY

The firm’s clients have included public agencies and institutions throughout the state – the Athens Housing Authority, the Atlanta Housing Authority, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (various campuses), the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (various campuses), Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools – as wells as major developers throughout the Southeast, national corporations and private individuals.

Our Team

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WARREN M EPSTEIN, AIA
Principal in Charge
Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.

Warren M. Epstein entered the private practice of architecture in 1962, first as an individual, then in partnership, and subsequently as Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc., since February 1978.
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
Previous Employment
Wise, Simpson & Aiken Architects; Atlanta, GA
Michael Hack, Architect; Atlanta, GA
Massell Companies; Atlanta, GA
Registrations
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

 

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, AIA
President; Project Architect
Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.

Kyle F. 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, Mr. Epstein 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, 1987
Semester Abroad in Vicenza, Italy while enrolled at UVA
Yale University, Masters of Architecture, 1990
Previous Employment
Richard Rothman & Associates, Architects; Atlanta, GA
Registrations
Georgia, Wisconsin and Utah, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), reciprocity in other states
Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Project Responsibilities
  • Project Management
  • Design and Presentation
  • Preparation of Construction Documents
  • Coordination of All Engineering Disciplines
  • Construction Administration
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THOMAS E MOTTERN, AIA
Project Manager
Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.

Thomas E. Mottern, who brings the unique perspective of having worked as a University Architect and whose diversity of experience in both the private and public sectors makes him an invaluable member of the Design Team, joined Warren Epstein & Associates as an Associate of the Firm in 1993
Education
University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Architecture, 1979
Oklahoma State University Masters of Architectural Engineering Coursework, 1980
Previous Employment
Morris-Aubrey Architects; Houston, TX
Architectural Alliance; Nashville, TN
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart, Architects; Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University (University Architect); Atlanta, GA
Registrations
Georgia and Tennessee, NCARB
Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Project Responsibilities
  • Project Management
  • Preparation & Supervision of Construction Documents
  • Coordination of All Engineering Disciplines
  • Construction Administration
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MILAN M GROSS, AIA
Project Administrator
Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.

Milan “Mort” M. Gross began his employment with Warren M. Epstein in 1965 in a predecessor firm to Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc. and has been in his continual employ ever since, becoming an Associate in 1978.
Mr. 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, Mr. Gross can claim equal responsibility and involvement for each and every project listed under Mr. Epstein’s resume. This teamwork approach to all projects, and shared responsibility, brings the combined experience of both individuals to every project. In addition to administering product research, code research and assisting in the coordination of engineering disciplines, Mr. Gross checks virtually all shop drawings and sample submittals for compliance with construction documents.
Education
University of Miami, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, 1957
Previous Employment
Colonial Stores, Inc. (In-House Architect); Atlanta, GA
Sears Roebuck Company (In-House Architect); Atlanta, GA
Registrations
Georgia, NCARB
Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Project Responsibilities
  • Project Administration
  • Preparation Supervision of Construction Documents
  • Coordination of All Engineering Disciplines
  • Construction Administration
Agnes Scott College - Bradley Obseratory & Delafield Planetarium 3
University of North Georgia-Dahlonega - Price Memorial Hall 3
Atlanta Public Schools - M A Jones Elementary School - Main Lobby Front View
Congregation Dor Tamid - Sanctuary View 3