We live in a time when adaptation matters. The critical state of the environment and our built response in context, is highly important. ERa’s work endeavors to answer intelligently and responsibly. We seek to understand questions to complex social and environmental issues around us for informed design approaches. Architecture is more than a sum of parts, beyond a style. ERa believes architecture should be integrated systemically in society and place.
The role of the architect has never been more important. We are public educators and at our best, move architecture to demonstrate deeper connections with the many conditions around us. There is urgent need to think carefully about what we use in resource, and how we build in the environment.
ERa recognizes adaptive reuse as a vital strategy in our cities today. We also know that smart density contributes to efficient and sustainable communities. The California coastal mediterranean climate offers unique opportunities to consider form, space, materiality and our everyday relations to the outdoor environment.
Founder Eric Reeder is a licensed California architect whose diverse career has focused on collaboration, sustainability, and social awareness. For nearly a decade Eric practiced in Seoul, South Korea. His work balances practice and education, having lectured for both graduate and undergraduate design studios in South Korea and The United States.
ERa design services embrace cross-disciplinarian and cross-cultural approaches with architecture, urban design, landscape and allied constituents. We collaborate closely with our clients, partners, and builders alike.
ERa has expertise in single and mutli-family housing, as well as adaptive reuse for cultural, commercial and public projects. We are adept at navigating the jurisdictional challenges of permit processes in California cities around the Bay and beyond.