As head of his own New York firm, Eli Attia Architects, and earlier as Chief of Design for Philip Johnson, Eli designed several internationally-recognized buildings that have been critically acknowledged as instrumental in redefining the modern skyscraper.

In addition to cutting-edge design creativity, his work has also been widely recognized for technological innovation, environmental and urban responsiveness, adaptability to changing needs, and ease of construction, which directly translates to reduced cost and speedier construction relative to other buildings.

His office was rated the most efficient firm in the country in terms of aggregate project value per employee by the trade magazine Corporate Design & Construction.
During the last few years Eli focused his work to improving the way buildings are created — resulting in number of innovative technologies that will forever improve the way buildings are designed and built — immeasurably better quality buildings built at significantly lower cost, in less time, and more sustainably.