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We make projects happen
by offering real estate, architectural design and construction technology solutions.

We are entrepreneurs
and present that architects and designers should be proactive  in identifying opportunities and exploring solutions to our social, economical and environmental challenges.


Call us what you want
we prefer to focus on providing the best process to help you achieve your goals.

2110 Pickering Residence, published in Dwell, January 2019

AC-CA Dublin Footbridge Competition - Top Honorable Mention, July 2016

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Adjunct Faculty, January 2015-2017

“Design and Construction is a Hot, Flat and Crowded World,” Unsitely Colloquium, Montreal, October 2014

“SHoP Construction BIM Perspective,” Georgia Tech BIM, Perspectives Lecture Series, Georgia Tech, May 2014

“New  Methods of Delivery: Prefabrication Strategies in Residential Construction,” Pennsylvania Housing Research Center Penn State University, February 2014

“Technology for Project Integration,” Autodesk University, December 2013

Publications Churchill, Thoren. “Renegotiating Architects’ Relevancy - A U.S. Perspective on IPD and BIM.” Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. TU Delft Publishing Delft, The Netherlands, 2009.  



BLDGWORKS, founded in 2015, is structured to allow it to perform as an investment firm, an architectural design firm and a construction management firm. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is implemented for superior organization, goal alignment and proactive mindsets that creates an environment conducive to collaboration and teamwork.

Erik Churchill
Founder / Principal

Erik is the Founder of BLDGWORKS,  a firm dedicated to offering unique real estate, architectural design, and construction solutions. The firm has consulted to Fortune 50 companies and has had its work published in dwell magazine and recognized in international design competitions. Erik brings his experience in architecture, construction and technology to push the boundaries of design, sustainability, and traditional models of project delivery.

Erik was a founding partner and Chief of Product Design for Vessel Technologies from 2018-2020, a modular housing company seeking holistic solutions to the affordable housing crisis, where he managed the integrated in-house A/E and fabrication detailing teams. Prior to launching BLDGWORKS in 2015, Erik was a Senior Project Manager at SHoP where he specialized in managing the design process and BIM/VDC integration on projects that used advanced methods of construction such as pre-fabrication.

Erik’s early career was in carpentry and managing construction of single family homes including two of the first LEED-H homes in the nation for Neil Kelly Company in Portland, OR. As a consultant he has worked with Gehry Technologies in Paris on technology development. As a graduate student at the University of Oregon he developed the community design-build program, designBridge, into a nationally recognized program. As an author he has written on the changing roles of architects, publishing “Re-Negotiating Architects’ Relevancy - A U.S. Perspective of IPD and BIM”. Erik has lectured numerous times at industry events and at academic institutions on his work. He has taught design at RPI, running the Design Development - Bedford Studio and studios at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology. Erik received a BA from Brown University, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon- pioneering a joint degree program.

He is a registered architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.





We evaluate future needs and define opportunities

Concept development
Financial proforma modeling Investment strategy development Securing of financing Business development consulting



We seek design solutions beyond typical models and answers

Design architect
Architect of record
Master planning
Consultant management



We utilize technology to develop more
efficient workflows between architecture
and construction

Construction management not at risk

Design-assist management

4D schedule integration
5D cost estimation
Direct-to-fabrication modeling & MGMT



We actively participate in the education
of designers and future influencers of our
built, economic and social background.

BIM Training