Eric Puryear


Associate Principal

With an abiding interest in craft and the question of how material and form interact with light and space to affect people, Eric found a natural fit in architecture. This interest finds direct expression in his daily work as he develops initial design concepts and transforms them into buildable realities. In his 25 years as an architect, Eric has been featured on podcasts and TV shows. But one of his ‘lesser-known designs’ was the log cabin that he built in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains at the age of 14 with nothing but an axe.

Professional Highlights

Speaker, Trends and Tensions Podcast – Universal Design in the Workplace

Alumnus, AIA Vision

Design Review Board, Prairie Club Chicago

Architectural Consultant for “Rowhouse Showdown” as seen on the fyi network and featured in Dwell magazine

Architect featured in the A&E Network show “Lachey’s Bar”

News & Insights

windsor chair woodworking "The past few years, I’ve embraced woodworking with hand tools – the type of craft that begins with a trip to a lumber mill or a felled tree and ends with a piece of joinery or furniture. Here you see the steady progress of a Windsor chair." - Eric Puryear