Although born and raised in New Jersey, Erik's passion for designing has brought him to work for renowned firm on three continents. He has been employed at Behnisch Architekten in Stuttgart, Germany and at VTN Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where he worked on an array of commercial and hospitality projects. Erik has also spent time as an industrial designer at Aprilli Design Studio in Los Angeles where he fabricated their Flower Vase Collection which was nominated for an Architizer A+ Award in the 2016 Product Accessories Category. He most recently worked at Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles where he contributed to their exhibition at the 2018 Venice Biennale. Erik holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and enjoys playing music and ice hockey on his spare time.