About Us


Achieving Results

We consult with an excellent group of civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, for projects that require such specialized knowledge. We hire the same engineers repeatedly and have great working relationships with them. With the aid of our consultants, we offer full architectural/engineering services for projects with construction costs of up to $10M.

Sustainable Design

We have a sincere interest in sustainable design and in helping to preserve the earth's resources. As technological advances are continually making green design more affordable, we see few reasons not to invest in ecologically conscious construction. We discuss with our clients the advantages of proper building siting and landscaping features, the use of solar angles, efficient fenestration, sustainable materials, and renewable heating/cooling systems, presented in terms of long term energy savings and as responsible choices as stewards of this planet.

Hands-On Project Leadership

For the past 20 years, we have guided our projects with a unique style of "hands-on" leadership from start to finish. Our design team leads each project from initial design concepts and design development through construction drawings and site administration and observation services.  This ensures that vital details are not lost along the way. We carefully shepherd each design during the rigorous process of transforming sketches into built reality.


Our Team

Scott McElrath

President

The son of a data entry clerk and a part-time carpenter, Scott grew up with a small hammer in one hand and a mini T-square in the other: ready at a moment’s notice to plan and build the next tree fort. Through fort-building and other related research during elementary, middle, and high school, he discovered that things can be designed and drawn in much less time than it takes to build them. Thus, he realized architecture would allow him to cover more ground than carpentry. After completing a B.S. in Architecture at The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Scott set out to leave his own mark on the built environment and began gaining experience working for a series of architecture firms, each specializing in a different approach to the field. In 1994, Scott started his own firm beginning with a single new house project. Scott ensures that Dangerous Architects, P.C., provides an energetic, hands-on approach to every project under the careful eyes of an architect/builder. In his spare time, Scott enjoys teaching his two children how to butcher wood with the best of them.

Matt Feldbush

Architectural Assistant

After graduating from Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture, Matt was eager to put his newly-learned and newly-honed skills to use in the real world. He joined Dangerous Architects in the Spring of 2017 and moved to nearby Ypsilanti from his hometown of Fraser to be closer to the firm and the city of Ann Arbor. Matt has always had a passion for architecture and design; With his desire to make a difference in the world using architecture and his undying love of history – he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Architecture and Art History – Matt hopes to combine these in his career later in life. His creativity extends beyond the world of architecture; he acts in his friend’s filmmaking endeavors, plays the drums with a decent sense of skill, and is attempting to write a novel.

Mitchell Curtiss

Architectural Assistant

Mitchell is a graduate of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture with a minor in Physics. Eager to move from academia into practice, he joined Dangerous Architects immediately afterwards in the Summer of 2018. Mitchell applies an acute eye for detail and strong spatial reasoning in every project he undertakes. For him, finding creative solutions for architectural problems is similar to his other great passion: games. Mitchell is player, leader, and creator of all kinds of games; tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, social party games such as Quiplash and Mafia, and creative-management video games are all among his favorites. For Mitchell, the cycle of establishing the framework of rules (whether it’s a 300-page building code or a 300-page D&D Player’s Handbook) and creatively solving problems within those rules is his greatest skill and joy.

Lauren Grande

Architectural Assistant

Lauren, a rising Junior at University of Michigan, has been working at Dangerous Architects since the spring of 2018. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in civil engineering. Lauren enjoys the challenges that come with math and science, but also thrives in creative outlets like writing, drawing, and playing piano. With her passion for the environment, eye for aesthetics, and intrigue with the structural makeup of buildings, Lauren hopes to one day work with engineers and architects in order to make the built environment a safer, more sustainable, and more efficient place.

Maggie Caselli

Architectural Assistant

Maggie is a recent graduate of the Taubman College of Architecture, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the class of 2021. Eager to get some experience in the field, she joined Dangerous Architects in the Fall of 2020. In the future she plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Architecture. Her passion for architecture began in her youth, building tree forts in the backyard, box forts in the basement, and designing dream homes with colored pencils and construction paper. As she got older, what really drew her to pursue architecture was the great potential of it to be a tool for social and environmental justice, and positively impact people’s lives. Maggie enjoys spending her free time singing, playing guitar and ukulele, playing board games and spending time outdoors.

Aidan Crossey

Architectural Assistant

Aidan is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning having graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the Kent State University CAED in 2020. He has gained professional experience in hometown of Pittsburgh with MCF Architecture where he played a role in massing studies, LEED documentation, and construction drawings for a wide range of projects across various scales. During his academic career, he has executed several international research projects including a fully-constructed project in Harbin, China in the winter of 2018. Hoping to sculpt a future career focused on residential design, Aidan is excited to join the Dangerous team and continue to investigate the design challenges that accompany the residential scale.