Erin Halpin

Erin Halpin

Brooklyn, NY, US



As both a classically trained musician and a registered architect, my work in the commercial retail sector specializes in adapting prototype design to challenging real-word conditions. Working with international clients such as Zara, Maison Birks, Bose, adidas and others, I focus my attention on maintaining the integrity of brand identity throughout the design and construction process.

My extensive musical performance experience and masters degree in choral conducting has brought me to perform with and lead musical groups of very diverse individuals. The leadership, team-building, and communication skills I have developed within a musical performance environment have proven to be just as  valuable in a professional design context.

After living and studying in England, France, Ohio and Montreal, I relocated to New York City in 2015 to help pioneer the development of Ædifica’s New York office.


Aedifica, New York, NY, US, Architect / Senior Project Manager

Project Manager for retail roll-out team in New York office. Development of drawings at all phases from preliminary through to construction and bids. Supervision of technical staff and coordination of related professionals. Site supervision and contract administration through to project close-out.

Jan 2015 - current

Aedifica, Montreal, QC, CA, Retail Design & Project Manager

Designer and project manager for retail projects of varying scales. Concept development for prototype stores, sketches and design research, 2D drafting, 3D renderings, development of millwork and construction drawings.

Feb 2008 - Dec 2014


Université de Sherbrooke, Longueuil, QC, CA, Masters, M. Mus Choral Conducting

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Architecture

Top of Class
Hugh McClennan Memorial Scholarship
American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal
RAIC Honour Roll

Sep 2006 - Feb 2008

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated with Disctinction
Lyceum Fellowship Competition Merit Award
Favretto Prize
Semester Exchange in Grenoble, France, 2005

Sep 2003 - Jun 2006

Marianopolis College, Montreal, QC, CA, Pure & Applied Sciences / Professional Music

Double DEC (Diploma of Collegiate Studies) in Pure and applied Sciences and Professional Music (Bassoon).
Dean's list.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2003


Top 40 under 40 : Retail Design Magazine, Award

Meet the 2017 class of retail design’s next leaders. The future is here.


Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll, Award

Offered to a graduating student in the professional program who, in the judgement of the faculty of the School of Architecture, has completed the most outstanding final design project/thesis for that academic year and who gives promise of being an architect of distinction after graduation. Selection is made by the School of Architecture.


American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal, Award

Established in 1986 and awarded for general excellence to graduating students in the professional program of architecture schools recognized by the Institute. The medal and certificate are awarded by the School of Architecture to the top ranking student, and a second certificate to the second ranking graduating student.


Hugh McLennan Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Established by the Hon. John Stewart McLennan, Dr. Francis McLennan and Miss Isabella McLennan in memory of Hugh McLennan, son of the Hon. John Stewart McLennan, killed at the Battle of Ypres in 1915. Awarded for travel to the student who has maintained the highest standing throughout professional studies in Architecture. Selection is made by a Committee of Staff of the School of Architecture. Value: $4,500.


Lyceum Fellowship Competition Merit Award, Honorable Mention

The Lyceum Fellowship's mission is to advance the profession of architecture by engaging students in design and travel.

It was established in 1985 to advance the development of the next generation of talent by creating a vehicle for stimulating perceptive reasoning and inspiring creative thought in our field. Through a unique structure of design competition and prizewinning travel grants it seeks to establish a dialogue through design among selected schools of architecture.

The design programs are developed by leading architects and judged by insightful jury members.

The prize money is targeted for travel grants during the students academic study years, thereby directly influencing their studies.


Favretto Scholarship in Architecture, Scholarship

Established in 1992 through the generosity of Angelo Favretto, B.Arch. 1947, to provide scholarships for students having completed at least one year and continuing in an undergraduate degree program in Architecture. Awarded on the basis of high academic achievement and performance in projects, by the School of Architecture. The scholarship may be renewed on the same basis at the discretion of the School.


Areas of Specialization