Eric Bethany

Eric Bethany

Atlanta, GA, US



Architectural and graphic designer living in Atlanta. I'm driven by four things: solving problems, telling stories, helping others, and making pretty things. I try to find ways to bring those objectives together in everything I do. I’m fortunate to have lived in some exceptional cities, and I try to learn what makes them great places and apply those lessons in my work. Always excited to meet new people and hear their story.



Congress for the New Urbanism, Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta, GA, US, Board Member

CNU is a global and multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the creation of walkable, compact, and diverse places. In Atlanta, we are a small group fighting for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling realm in a city known for its auto-centric development patterns.

In coordination with fellow Board members, I contribute to the planning and execution of events and fund raising campaigns. Specific efforts include the creation of updated branding elements for CNU-A to be used in web and print media and the representation of the organization at local events such as Atlanta Streets Alive.

Aug 2015 - current

Kronberg Wall Architects and Planners, Atlanta, GA, US, Project Manager

Experience in all parts of architectural design process from existing conditions verification and initial design concepting through construction administration. Management experience in proposal development, client and consultant management, team organization and leadership, budgeting and scheduling. In addition to PM responsibilities, I edit and contribute original posts to the company blog and assist with marketing endeavors.

Jun 2015 - current

Kennedy Design Studio, Charleston, SC, US, Intern Architect

Assisted with design, drafting, and construction administration on high-end residential projects, ranging from 3,000 SF renovations to 5,000+ SF new construction vacation homes.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015


Dear Architecture, Other

My written and graphic contest submission was chosen for publication in the third book by Blank Space, entitled "Dear Architecture." An ideas competition meant to challenge designers to voice their thoughts on the state of architecture through the medium of a personal letter. My entry focused on the perceived imbalance of mental and financial resources being devoted to the construction of expensive structures while many people around the world struggle with meeting basic needs.


Thesis Commendation, Award

Awarded to 11 students in 2015, the Thesis Commendation recognizes excellence in design and intellectual rigor in thesis projects. I received this award for my Master's Thesis project entitled Catalyzing Aquatic Urbanism: A Floating Intervention in the Makoko Waterfront Community, Lagos, Nigeria.


Tulane 34 Award, Award

Named for the year the university was founded, the Tulane 34 Award is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and given to 34 students from each year's graduating class. One of the school’s highest student honors, the Tulane 34 Award recognizes outstanding performance in academic excellence, service and leadership. The Tulane School of Architecture nominates one student from among the outgoing graduates of the M. Arch I and M. Arch II programs.


John W. Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, Award

In 2014 I was awarded the John W. Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, a grant that allowed me to travel to around 20 marketplaces of varying age in Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, and Morocco. Upon my return I compiled my research and presented it in a lecture to members of the student body. The experience was a major lesson in how people use public space for a myriad of functions, and how modern public spaces compare and contrast with those that have existed for centuries.


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