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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
Founder / Principal

Erik utilizes his background in architecture, consutruction and business to challenge BLDGWORKS and individual projects to push the boundaries of design, sustainability, and traditional AEC practice.

Previous to fuonding BLDGWORKS, Erik was a Senior Project Manager at SHoP Construction where he managed client communications, A&E consultants, BIM/VDC integration and SHoP project teams. Erik specialized in managing the design process on projects that used advanced methods of construction such as pre-fabrication. 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 also managed the design and build of single family homes including two of the first in the LEED-H program. As a consultant he has worked with Clif Bar on sustainable packaging initiatives, Gerding Edlen Developers in Portland, OR on financing Living Building Challenge projects and with Gehry Technologies in Paris on technology development. At the University of Oregon, he developed the community design-build program, designBridge, into a nationally recognized program. Erik received a BA from Brown University, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He is a registered architect in the state of New York.