Eric Romeo

Eric Romeo

Ridgewood, NY, US

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Eric Romeo is an architect, lighting designer and film and video artist. Romeo’s work in design began at The University of Texas at Arlington, where he received a B.S. in Architecture in 2004 while studying film and video simultaneously. He continued his studies in 2014 at Parsons, the New School, where he studied environmental sound design, architecture, landscape design and urban design and received an M.Arch in Architecture in 2016.

Romeo has worked professionally as a design architect + project manager throughout his career in both a freelance and full-time capacity for over 12 years with diverse project experience from a number of private residences, religious, institutional, retail as well as site specific art installations and exhibition design. He worked as a lighting designer for 2 years as an attempt to bridge the gap between architecture and film.  Independently,  he has   worked   on    several   research/design   projects   that   involved   creating   a   master   plan   to   better   understand   various   urban   environments   and  developed   large   scale   urban/landscape   projects   within.  He has had the opportunity to work on a few solo projects, including the creation of a Mobile Aedicule Bedroom dubbed “the living installation”, served the role of exhibition designer for Parsons’ Alumni Show in 2015 and recently he had the opportunity to collaborate with The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria for the 2023 Venice Biennale, where he re-envisioned a portion of Nile River Front in Cairo, Egypt

Romeo has made a feature length documentary film entitled, And the Worlds that Surround which is a rear window into the lesser seen worlds of NYC. he served the role of Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor and Sound Designer. He filmed over 4,000 individual clips for the film and was responsible for the creative trajectory for the project. The film premiered at Fotografiska in 2022 in NYC with a live score (violin + cello) during David LaChapelle’s ground breaking building wide exhibition at the Museum. It has since screened at The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria and is scheduled to screen at other institutions throughout 2023. The film won a Bronze Remi Award in the category of Best Documentary at Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2022 and was an Official Selection in the Montreal Independent Film Festival 2022.

Romeo is currently in pre-production on his second feature length documentary called, Six Rooms in The South, which is an attempt to better understand the changing social and physical fabric in the Province of Calabria, the southernmost on the Italian Peninsula; using the medium of film to capture varying characters or “Rooms” of Southern Italy.  These “Rooms” or landscapes of the region are identified as Tradition, Abandonment, Desperation, Connection, Production and Fantasy and reveal themselves in the form of Festivals, Religion, Refugees, Immigration, Architecture, Landscape, Transportation, Terrain, Ruins, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Myth. These “Rooms” will be edited into six vignettes that will be threaded together to create a feature length film.

Romeo was a part-time professor at Parsons for 7 semesters, where he teaches in the first-year program. The course he teaches is Sustainable Systems, which challenges students to better understand that what they make comes from the earth and will ultimately go back into the earth, while giving them the tools they need to design more consciously. He taught the course 11 times. 



Six Rooms In the South, Calabria, Italy, Research+Development/Director/Producer/DP/Editor

Six Rooms in The South, which is an attempt to better understand the changing social and physical fabric in the Province of Calabria, the southernmost on the Italian Peninsula; using the medium of film to capture varying characters or “Rooms” of Southern Italy.

Jan 2023 - current

Eric Franklin Romeo-Freelance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Architect

2023_Speculative Civic Park/Train Station in Wrexham, Wales
2023_Venice Biennale (Egyptian Pavilion Exhibit) in association with The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
2020-2021_Series of Hudson Valley House Renovations and Artist Atelier with Katy Flammia
2019_Lanvin SOHO Construction Documentation + Administration in conjunction with Uli Wagner Design Lab for Interior Architecture
2018-2019_3D designer/Modeler for Kono Designs
2017_Beyond The Centerline Competition (Park Ave Park) With Simon Schulz
2016_Mobile Aedicule dubbed the "Living Installation"
2015_Parsons' Alumni Exhibition (Sole Exhibition Designer)

Jan 2015 - current

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Part Time Professor

Sustainable Systems

Aug 2019 - Dec 2023

Reid Architecture, Brooklyn, Ny , Project Architect

Feb 2022 - Jul 2023

And The Worlds That Surround, New York, NY, US, Research+Development/Director/Producer/DP/Editor

Full Length Documentary focusing on the lesser seen worlds that surround the more apparent in NYC.

Feb 2018 - Jan 2022

Clodagh, New York, NY, US, Wellness Director/ Senior Project Architect

Nov 2019 - May 2020

Uli Wagner Design Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Contract CD/CA Work for Lanvin Soho

Jun 2019 - Nov 2019

Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, New York, NY, Senior Project Architect

Jul 2016 - Feb 2018

Aurelie Paradiso Design, New York, NY, Project Architect

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Brie Husted Architects, Washington, DC, Project Architect

Nov 2009 - Aug 2014

A Magazine For Design aNd Society, Baltimore, MD, Editor in Chief/ Contributor

Jun 2008 - Feb 2010

VOX Manufacturing, Baltimore, MD, Lighting Designer

Jan 2008 - Feb 2010

T. Howard & Associates, Dallas, TX, Junior Architect

Apr 2006 - Oct 2006

LBL Architects, Arlington, TX, Junior Architect

Apr 2005 - Apr 2006


The New School, New York, NY , MArch, SCE-Masters of Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1999 - Dec 2004

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