Erike has eight years of experience as an architectural designer, an owner’s construction representative, a graphic designer, program/events planner, and a tactical urbanist. Most of her experience has focused on renovation and alteration work for public buildings, higher education, and office spaces. With her experience as an owner’s representative and managing volunteers for programs and events, Erike understands that the end user and an organization’s missions and goals are important to a holistic design process. Her belief is that design should be accessible to all, and as a result a high impact solution for any scale–from postcards, a parking spot, to a mixed-use space. Erike received her Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University in 2009 and minored in Photography. She has served as a Teaching Assistant for design studio at Philadelphia University, . She currently serves on the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design Board & Strategic Planning Committee, Infill Philadelphia’s Play Space Ad Hoc Committee, Philadelphia University’s Alumni Board and the College of the Built Environment Advancement Council, AIA Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee as the Design Competitions Chair, and annually organizes PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia.
Erike’s interest in architecture was sparked from technical theatre while working backstage designing and building sets for theatrical productions. In her spare time she is a tactical urbanist figuring out opportunities to connect design to people.