Eric joined ESa’ design team in 1996, after earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati. His work has spanned a wide variety of building types— corporate office, education, hospitality and community facilities. As Principal, Eric specializes in complex office and hospitality projects at ESa, with a focus on both new construction and renovations. Most recently, he led the design process for the Gulch Crossing office in Nashville, which is the new corporate headquarters for ESa.
While his focus is architectural design, Eric has a strong passion for all types of design—from watches to graphics or industrial design and furniture. He believes that beautiful, thoughtful designs are an integral part of enriching our life experiences. Technology in the design process has always interested him, and Eric has always been an early adopter of new technologies. Over the years, he has helped to advance many of the firm’s internal processes through the introduction of new technologies, like BIM and 3D printing. Eric served on Autodesk Revit’s Client Advisory Board in its beginning stages, consulting with the developers at Revit to help shape today’s industry-leading BIM tool.
Eric believes that good architectural design “balances the needs of the user, the challenges of the site and environmental sustainability with the beauty of a clean, modern environment.” With nearly twenty years of design experience, Eric believes that excellent client service begins with open and constant communication. “Anticipating clients’ needs and responding to them above and beyond their expectations is the goal.” When not in the office Eric is involved with his local town design review committee and enjoys mountain biking and watching his son play soccer.