Erica is passionate about creating and adapting physical environments to improve quality of life for all individuals and the positive impact architecture has on the community.
Erica previously worked at Booth Hansen in Chicago where she was the Project Architect of 61 E. Banks, an eight story multifamily project in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and a new single-family residence in New Buffalo, Michigan.
With WKA, Erica has worked on a variety of project types for residential and institutional clients. Recent projects include the Bluff House, the West Suburban Community Pantry, and The Night Ministry’s new home for its administrative offices and overnight shelter for young adults. Currently, she is on the project team for several new residences in Chicago, Michigan, and Indiana, as well as the new Howard Brown Health – Broadway Youth Center located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Erica has served as co-director of outreach and a project leader for Open Architecture Collaborative Chicago (formerly Architecture for Humanity Chicago) for over four years. She is also involved with the local Chicago AIA and has participated in Bridge and TransFORM. She is a licensed architect in Illinois and lives in Oak Park with her husband and corgi.