Eric Wynkoop

Eric Wynkoop

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, US



As a designer of custom homes, remodeling plans and commercial concepts, I am one of the lucky ones. I am living every day doing what I love. Designing my first home at 11 and becoming a third generation architect in my family, I have big shoes to fill. Grandpa, Frank Wynkoop AIA, designed (for himself) the iconic Butterfly House, In Carmel-by-the-Sea. And, my father Dudley F. Wynkoop, helped bring the HOK brand to the west coast as the first west coast President in 1967. After studying three years of interior design and then staring a burgeoning design firm, I interned and studied to receive a licence as a General Contractor.  After completing over 100 residential and commercial projects, I wen t back to school and have just achieved a 21st century master of architecture degree.  Now its time to get serious! I have a legacy to uphold.


Eric's Design Blog on Archinect:

The Architecture Critic : Separating Truth from Propaganda

As a recent master of architecture graduate, and a designer with 11 years of professional experience, I have many ideas about what great design is. I like starting conversations about what I see and others can agree or contribute their opinions.

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Wynkoop Design Studio, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, US, Principal/ Senior Designer

Designer of Residential Custom Homes, Renovations, Historic Restorations, Commercial Concepts, Lighting, Landscapes, and Interiors. A specialist in day-lighting, space planning and artificial lighting techniques. A consultant and a freelance 'concept' designer. Experienced in construction, as a former general contractor.

Jun 2005 - current


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

A comprehensive 87 unit, 29 class, course of study. Digging deep into the history of architecture and learning what architecture means to society today. With studio classes that challenged and inspired me.

Jan 2010 - May 2016

University of Phoenix, Fountain Valley, CA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration

Business degree taught by working executives in the field. This degree helped me reach the highest ranks in the Target Corporation, before rediscovering my true love, Architecture.

Jan 2000 - Mar 2006

Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, US, Interior design

Studied for three years in all areas of interior design with talented expert, and celebrity designer, Juliana Edlund

Jan 2002 - Jun 2005

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