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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, AIA
Chief Executive Officer / Founder

Erik is the Founder and CEO of BLDGWORKS, a firm dedicated to offering unique real estate, architectural design, and construction solutions. Erik brings his experience in architecture, construction, and technology to push the boundaries of design, sustainability, and traditional project delivery models.

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. He managed the integrated in-house A/E and fabrication detailing teams. Before launching BLDGWORKS in 2015, Erik was a Senior Project Manager at SHoP. He specialized in managing the design process and BIM/VDC integration on projects that used advanced construction methods such as prefabrication.

Allie Tepper
Chief Financial Officer / Designer

Following a successful 15-year career in finance, economics, and public policy, Allie pivoted to architectural study and practice in 2015. Concurrent with his studies at Columbia University and subsequent work as a designer, Allie built a consulting practice where he has advised more than 50 architecture and engineering firms on issues from firm valuation to strategic planning to financial management.

Before his architecture studies, Allie was a Senior Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2011-2015. There he led the financial market analysis of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis and contributed to the design of a new framework for managing the United States’ foreign exchange reserves. From 2003-2006, Allie worked as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate, rising to become Senator Frank Lautenberg’s senior economic policy aide. In the private sector, Allie has worked at Credit Suisse’s investment bank, assisting companies in special situations to raise money, and at Oliver, Wyman, and Company developing financial risk models for banks and insurance companies. In addition, for over 20 years, Allie has practiced set design for theater as an avocation, most recently designing an Off-Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Tim Devlin
Chief Construction Officer

Tim has worked in the NYC Construction Industry since 1986. Starting as a mason, Tim worked his way up to management and founding his own company. With 35 years of experience, Tim has managed and built many interior rehab projects and new high-rise residential buildings. Tim has joined BLDGWORKS as their Chief Construction Officer and is currently leading delivery on hotel projects in Austin, Texas, and 150-300 unit residential projects in Fishkill, NY.

Joe Brennan, AIA
Chief Design Officer

Before joining BLDGWORKS, Joe was a design technology specialist and project architect, where he focused on implementing workflow strategies into a variety of project types at various scales to deliver successful outcomes for all stakeholders. In the past, Joe has worked on multiple complex, large-scale projects located all over the U.S., ranging from mixed-use to sports to corporate media headquarters. He is a licensed architect with a background in construction, working for his family's general contracting business for close to a decade.

Since graduating from Columbia University's GSAPP, he has pushed to find ways to improve the design and construction process through computational design, emerging visualization techniques, and advanced 3D modeling at firms including SHoP, Populous, his own practice, and Gensler. Joe was Global Art Director for one of Gensler's large, international accounts and is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.