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, institutional, and nonprofit clients. Her experience includes the Bluff House, the West Suburban Community Pantry, and a new facility for Howard Brown Health’s Broadway Youth Center which provides a home for Chicago’s young LGBTQ+ community to access comprehensive social and medical services in spaces that are liberating and dignified. Erica was the lead Project Architect for The Night Ministry‘s new home for its administrative offices and overnight shelter for young adults located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, which has received five awards, including an AIA Illinois Honor Award.
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 ACE Mentorship, Girl Forward Mentorship, and has participated in AIA Chicago Bridge and TransFORM. She is a licensed architect in Illinois and lives in Deerfield with her husband and corgi.