Eric Potterfield

Eric Potterfield

Hong Kong, HK

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I am an inclusive designer whose comprehensive approach engenders discussion across a variety of professions and client types. My design process utilizes these perspectives to create substantive ideas from sketches and computer modeling through final construction. My ideal position would involve working with a dynamic team able to work with a variety of project types and complexities with a focus on large scale design.


Aedas, Hong Kong, Senior Architectural Designer

• Oversaw design works for APM system A&A works and
 power block building for Terminal 2 expansion collaborating
 closely with the lead Construction Management team,
 Client, and Architecture Principals to ensure project
 coherence and goals were acheived.
• Worked on DD & CD’s for A&A works, new works,
 hoarding, and demolition on a condensed time schedule.
• Developed streamlined door types with custom door
 tags; designed to reduce liability with door consultants.
• Led T2 design packages for:
 Desks & Customer Interface Furniture.
• Regularly met with clients to conduct presentations.

Aug 2016 - May 2017

AECOM, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Designer

Project Architect and Architectural Designer, PDD

• Design development for international airport passenger terminals and various other airport support
• Create 3D imagery and product documentation for industrial
& environmental complexes
• Develop programmatic & design requirements for various projects including feasibility studies
• 3d design for renderings and animations
• Collaboration with other firms and departments on several projects

Feb 2014 - Oct 2015

MOLEN & ASSOCIATES (aquired by AECOM), Guangzhou, CN, Architectural Designer

• Design development for a variety of aviation projects
• Concept design, design development and construction documents
• 2D/3D drawing production, programming, presentation images and diagrams

May 2012 - Feb 2014

Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC, US, Fellowship

Resident Scholar, ULI McNamara/VATech Fellowship

• Researched and documented land and natural resource issues
• Specialization in relationship between energy and water use
• Contributed to written materials for journal publication
• Assisted in preparation for Annual ULI Conference

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Washington, DC, US, Prototyping Shop manager GTA

• Supervised prototyping shop, including laser cutter.
• Planned, conducted and managed safety and operations training
• Designed and implemented woodshop dust collection system.

Sep 2009 - May 2010

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Woodshop Supervisor GTA

• Managed and supervised prototyping shop, including laser cutter, CNC Machines and laser plotters
• Assisted prototyping director and professors in producing experimental projects
• Facilitated tool maintenance and repair, and operations training

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008

CADet Design Drafting Consultants, LLC, Alexandria, VA, US, Partner

• Designed and drafted a range of project types (renovations, additions, restorations)
• Created functional drawings for permits and construction.
• Specialized in projects requiring weekend/overnight turn-around.

Oct 2005 - May 2008


Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Aug 2008

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA, US, Architecture

Sep 2005 - May 2006


Resident Scholar - McNamara/VATech Fellowship, Urban Land Institute, Scholarship

This fellowship allowed me to research and study the broader implications of the designed world, ie implications of water and energy use and interdependence. While following my own personal research imperatives, I also researched various other land issue topics for the ULI publications. Working for ULI as a fellow allowed me to interact with and learn from immensely knowledgeable Senior Fellows, researchers and Senior level VPs.

The fellowship paid for a year of my Master's program as well as over $14,000 researching and working for ULI.


Areas of Specialization