Eric Engdahl

Eric Engdahl

New York, NY, US



Architect turned furniture designer and entrepreneur in Nairobi, Kenya.



Unity Makers, Nairobi, Kenya, Director + Designer

Founded contemporary furniture company.

Jun 2013 - current

dxb[LAB], Dubai, AE, Intern Architect

Design and visualization for numerous built projects in Dubai, including villas, townhouses, staff housing, and a residential tower at conceptual, schematic, and design development levels. Held workshops for the office on 3D modeling and visualization.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

labDORA, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Directed an algorthmic design project, managing three interns, in summer 2010. Contributed vital design work on entries to eVolo’s 2010 Skyscraper Competition and Arquitectum’s Tokyo 2010 Fashion Museum Competition. Continued this research as a Graduate Assistant for Peter Macapia's studio at Pratt Institute, guiding students in using scripting to design a video art pavilion.

Oct 2009 - May 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Designed studio projects both abstract and concrete, from scripting combinatorial systems to producing construction documents for a visitor center.

Aug 2009 - current

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US, Bachelors, Economics + International Studies

Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

East China Normal University, Shanghai, CN, CIEE Study Abroad

Studied Mandarin Chinese, business, economics, history & culture of China

Sep 2005 - May 2006

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