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.

Natasha McElrath

Assistant

Natasha has been a part of the Dangerous team for a few years now performing office assistance, graphic design and social media marketing. Most recently has expanded her expertise to include auto cad drafting. Her early exposure to architecture led her on the path to her current design direction. She is studying graphic design and advertising at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah GA, where she will graduate in 2021. There she is also a goal keeper on the women’s soccer team. Besides playing soccer, and exploring Savannah, Natasha likes to experiment with Adobe Illustrator to make logos.

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.