Edwin C. Anker IV

Ed Anker, Principal and Troy Office Director at Phinney Design Group, has dedicated more than 20 years to the programming, design, production of construction documents and construction administration for a variety of project types. He is recognized for his communication and organizational skills, which contribute to excellence in both project leadership and project outcomes. In his role as Senior Project Manager, Ed is responsible for coordinating the efforts of planning, design and construction of Projects ranging from $100,000 to over $30,000,000.

As the Troy Office Director, Ed guides our teams in all phases of a projects life cycle from the initial programming through client occupancy. He has developed a concrete understanding of how successful design/construction projects are led and how clients use their finished buildings. Ed takes pride in having managed projects for communities, educational facilities, and municipal clients, which have shaped the region. His down-to-earth nature, positivity, and ability to inspire others are important traits that make Ed a notable business leader.

As a leader on Phinney Design Group’s business development team, Ed often attends events, symposiums, and conferences connecting with business leaders and decision makers. Ed is an active member of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors as well as in the capacity of The Leadership Institute Chair for 2019. He also serves as the President of the Board for Raise the Barn, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization which provides studios and live/work spaces to artists in the cities of Albany and Schenectady.

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