H. Theodore Elden, Jr.


Bachelors of Architecture,
Carnegie Mellon University

AIA, NCARB - Nat. Council of Arch. Reg. Boards, IDP Committee

Member of:

  • Am. Inst. of Architects
  • Served as Member of WV Board of Architects, 6 years
  • WV Producers Council
  • Ohio Arts Council

Published writings & photographs, teacher
in CAD, Internet, and Computers

Prof. Photographer and CAD delineator.



Resume: Ted Elden, c/o General Post Office, Charleston, West Virginia

            tel 304 344 2335,        a (at) abodia.com   www.abodia.com


    member: Am. Inst. Arch., Nat. Council of Arch. Reg. Boards, WV Soc. of Arch.


Education: Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1971

            also Studied at Universities of Arizona and West Virginia University


Special Training on CADD Systems & Design:

     with Cadkey  in Vernon, CT on CAD Systems

            CADD Instructor @ George Washington High School


Special Courses: Certificate:

     Energy Study, Fairmont, WV

     Energy - Appalachian Power Co.,  Roanoke VA


Other Courses

     A/E AIA - Compensation, Marketing, Washington DC

    Project Management, Project Administration, AIA Documents


Registration: NCARB, 1974 Registration # 1174


Professional Affiliations:

     - WV Board of Architects

     - NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

     - IDP (Nat.) Committee - on Intern Development for Architects

     - MAC  Mid Atlantic Conference of NCARB Members

     - WV Society of Architects, AIA

     - AIA - American Institute of Architects

     - Rotary International - Charleston Chapter

     - WV Producers Council - Charleston Chapter

     - WV Association of Planners - Member

     - Council of Educational Facilities Planners, Int.

     - Ohio Arts Council - Environmental Art - Special Consultant


Design Juror: National Council of Arch. Registration Boards:

            NCARB Bldg. Design - Richmond  June '86

            NCARB Site Design - St. Louis June '87        Building Design - Kansas City July '88

            NCARB Bldg. Design - Phoenix   June '89

            NCARB Site  Design - Memphis   Jan. '90


AIA Conventions: Hawaii, Washington, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Phoenix,

            and many more, including 12 trips to Europe, & Asia


Honors: Spring '86, appointed to WV State Board of Architects,

     then served on National Council of NCARB, and IDP.


Awards: WV Society of Architects:  Honorable Mention on:

     - Kanawha Charleston Health Center, $ 2.3 million

     - Littlerock, residence with 10 hyperbolic parabola roof shells,

            was featured on Home & Garden national TV in Dream Builders Program

            and published in national Dwell magazine


Career Profile:

            T. Elden has had 27 years experience in design and construction of diverse types of

construction and building types, practicing in PA, CA, WV, and AZ.

            As the Project Architect for almost 2 decades, he has supervised the design and construction of projects totaling $ 48 million.

Project Responsibilities:  Contracts, client liaison, special analysis, feasibility studies, construction administration.

1972 to present: Elden Architects,  1972 to 1974 Designer,

     1974 to present, Principal, Architect

1976 to present: officer w/ Elden Rider - A/E, Charleston office

1971  1 year Architectural Design for William Patrick, a student of

     Frank Lloyd Wright, working at Midglen Studio, Woodside, CA,

1970-71  1.5 years w/ GSA in Morgantown, WV, Construction Inspection

     $ 3.8 million Post Office & Federal Office Building

1968-69 Kemp & Assoc., Landscape Architects in Pittsburgh, PA

1967, Design & Construction work w/ Paolo Soleri, Architect, Phoenix

1966, Hewmont Construction Co., Laborer on Building Construction

            Project Experience:


            Federal Agencies:

GSA renovations & additions, state wide                   US Post Office, state wide

Huntington US Post Office                                          ($ 5.5 million)

Huntington Federal Courthouse Renovations            ($ 4.5 million)

VA Hospital Addition, Huntington, WV

     & solar heating system -                                        ($ 6.2 million)

Morgantown Post Office                                             ($ 3.8 million)


            WV State Projects:

Eastern Regional Jail:  Programming, CAD Design,

     construction administration.                                  ($ 6.3 million)       First Regional Jail in US, proto type

Chief Logan State Park, a diversity of                        ($ 2.3 million)

     smaller projects for 7 different state agencies.


            WV Colleges

New Construction, Additions, Renovations at - WVU - Tech, - Bluefield State & - WV Wesylean

Dormitory, Library, Community Education & Auditorium, Administration Offices


            WV County Schools

Clay County:               High School, Votech, Jr. High, Elementary School

Webster County:                     Addition to Middle School

Wyoming Co.:  Several Schools in comprehensive county plan.


Work for and with County Schools for 20 + years.

            covering all ranges of planning, programming, design and construction.

Kanawha County:       2 VoTech facilities + High School, coordinating project documentation


Other projects spanning:                    Libraries, City, County & Private Enterprise.

            City and County Projects:       Clay County Library

Private Enterprises:    FMC Corp. Office Construction & Renovation

Manufacturing Plant Expansion                      Store Renovation  

Residence for Joey Holland                Holland Chevrolet, Presidential Estates, Charleston WV


Ted Elden's home, Little Rock, built of 10 wood hyperbolic parabolas, perched on hillside overlooking the WV Capitol has been published nationally in Dwell Magazine, and broadcast on the Dream Builders on Home & Garden TV (many times).


Teaching:       taught adult Education & High School classes on these subjects:

Auto Cad         approx. 30 new Cad workstations

Netscape, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Windows & other programs.


            Ted Elden, as owner of Elden Computers

built & sold over 300 computer system, installed and trained users on their software,

across the nation and 1 installation in Europe.


            Ted Elden, as owner of Elden Associates, international imports, selling to US & other countries with product from Germany..

has developed about 7,000 customers, US, and many foreign

with their Abodia Slide Storage System,

Many college professors, doctors & professionals in many fields,

US Fortune 500 and others.


Ted Elden created Elden Photo Extraordinaire, his photo studio operating from Little Rock Studio.

Elden  has created over 1/2 million images of all subjects.

See web site Elden Photo for extensive folios of his work.

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