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Team Tuesday - Erik

For this Team Tuesday, we are highlighting Erik Piszár! Erik brings an ability to link the inspired ideas that enhance the human condition with business objectives. He is able to coordinate and marry design concepts with technical expertise throughout the design process.



What is your biggest career accomplishment thus far?

The Washington University East End remodel completed in 2019 in St. Louis. The combination of challenge, scope, and the end result particularly for a project so close to home was a lot of fun.


What is your favorite aspect of a project?

I think I enjoy documentation and CA more than most. It’s like a very specific sort of puzzle to solve, but one that can potentially have a myriad of solutions. One of the most rewarding parts about our profession is being able see, touch, walk through, or watch others engage with an environment of your design. I appreciate taking a more direct role in shaping how that comes to be.


What designer do you draw inspiration from?

I’ve long been an admirer of Tadao Ando, an instance in which I’m fortunate to have a local example of his work.

Why did you choose your career path?

I don’t know if I’d be able to point to any one thing, but it’s been an interest of mine since I was young. I remember drawing layouts and elevations as a kid, apparently I’ve just never stopped.


Best trip/vacation?

Have you ever been to Mackinac Island? I strongly recommend it.


Something interesting about yourself/hobbies?

I’ve been riding motorcycles for a number of years, and I’m counting the days until my daughter is tall enough to reach the foot pegs so I can take her for a ride.

What I’m reading now?

The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien.