As a young, avid reader Eric frequented the local public library located a block from his home in Wayne, Michigan. It was there that he discovered an interest in a broad range of subjects, stories, and ideas cultivated over time. Thus began his immersion and lifelong pursuit of excellence in architecture.Architecture allowed Eric to combine a natural proficiency in the visual arts, music, mathematics, philosophy, and science into one career that would allow him to dream big and do great work. Throughout 30-plus years in the industry, Eric has led significant cultural, educational, institutional, and commercial design projects globally.He understands the significance of mentorship and credits the many people who have encouraged him throughout his career. Eric understands that there is more to the profession than being a great design leader; he continues to share and encourage others to become leaders and sees this as a significant responsibility for the next generation in the firm.