Erik Gerlach

Erik Gerlach

New York, NY, US

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My engagement within the profession has resulted in a variety of productive developments and explorations through architecture, construction and sculpture. Most recent collaboration at SHoP Architects I led design teams, produced design and documentation deliverables as well as conducted integrated BIM coordination within teams on an array of projects. Prior collaborations within Denmark, Norway, Kazakhstan and Switzerland has enabled focused specializations while maintaining integral support for the team and the projects not limited to the following: BIM/Revit production, modeling - contracts, scheduling and administrative roles - construction administration with medium to large scale projects and conceptual/schematic design iterations and critiques.  With successful completion of the B Arch program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York I've performed as design critic at higher-level undergraduate and graduate architecture studios as well as actively participating in freelance projects. Continual investment of expertise within technologies and fabrication methods has advanced my knowledge and capacity that I cultivate within the profession.



SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

Madison Square Garden/Penn Station Revitalization Feasibility Study – New York
-Model fabrication and Rhino massing studies
-Traffic flow analyses
-Publication and participation in public presentation

461 Dean Street: Multifamily Residential Modular Tower 345,000 sf, Brooklyn, NY - CD & CA
-Drawing set bulletin issuances
-Submittal & RFI reviews
-Led design + construction team meetings
-BIM coordination and clash detection routines
-Modular mate-line detailing
-Representation for the owner(s),

B3/ 38 6th Avenue: Multifamily Residential Tower – 304 800 sf – Brooklyn, NY
-Project team lead, carried design intent from schematic through construction,
-Led AOR scope through entirety of construction submittal & RFI reviews
-Led design + construction team meetings
-Site observations, field reports
-BIM coordination, Rhino/Revit clash detection routines
-Full scope MEP coordination workshops facilitated amendments and add-services as required with client
-Representation for the owner(s).

Pier 17 South Street Seaport – 75 000 sf – New York, NY
-Drawing set bulletin issuances
-Code review
-Submittal & RFI reviews
-Led design + construction team meetings
-BIM coordination and clash detection routines.

111 West 57th Street – 316 000 sf, 82 floors – New York, NY
-Drawing set development, code review, submittal & RFI reviews, BIM coordination and clash detection routines, DOB amendments

Rocket Mortgage Field House Renovation – 95 000 sf in Cleveland, OH
-Drawing set development
-Code review
-BIM coordination and clash detection routines
-Design team coordination with existing facilities and integration/renovation of existing infrastructures
-Handover to AOR.

Fulbright University Vietnam – 37 acre campus & Phase 1 SD – HCMC, Vietnam
-Project team lead, client programming and drawing set development
-US+VN code review
-Preliminary BIM coordination
-Project scheduling
-Contract scope descriptions
-Led consultant team coordination meetings in NY and Vietnam
-Presentations to boards and representatives to clients
-Conducted interviews and tours with prospective contractors
-Fabricators, suppliers and expertise for academic groups.

Fashion Institute of Technology Expansion – 73 700 sf – New York, NY
-Construction documentation, foundation and waterproofing bid package detailing
-Code review
-BIM coordination and clash detection routines
-MEP coordination
-Adjacent parcels & BOH detailing and coordination.

Uber Headquarters – 423 000 sf – San Francisco, CA
-ASKs/drawing issuances
-Code review
-Submittal & RFI reviews
-MEP coordination and detailing with raised access floor
-Penthouse egress coordination.

Ion District Adaptive Reuse – 270 000 sf – Houston, TX
-Submittal & RFI reviews
-Coordination with AOR

Confidential Housing Project – 270 000 sf – undisclosed
-Schematic design documentation
-Massing studies
-Parking/BOH options

Brickell Mixed-Use Tower – 2 500 000 sf, 62 floors – Miami, FL
-Design development documentation
-MEP coordination
-Civil scope adaptations.

May 2013 - Oct 2020

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, København, DK, Senior Architect

Tallinn Town Hall, 36.000 m2, 13 city department offices, Tallinn, Estonia.
PD Detailed preliminary design phase execution drawings
-3d computer model management
-Architectural specification writing
-Implementation of client brief documentation into design documents
-Client program brief execution

Astana National Library, 38.000 m2, Astana, Kazakhstan.
-Facade and landscape termination details
-Administrator of comprehensive landscape package
-Construction site coordination of concrete works with local contractor + local architect

Arlanda Airport Hotel, 23.000 m2, Stockholm, Sweden.
-Design development execution drawings
-Facade design development

Jun 2010 - Sep 2011

Space Group Arkitekter, Oslo, NO, Architect

Clarion Business + Conference Hotel, 400 room 35.000 m2, Trondheim, NO
DD-Design Development Phase
-3d volumetric studies in physical model and computer model.

Signal Mediahus Post Production Film Studio, 2.500 m2 , Oslo, NO
-Project architect oversight of engineering and consultant disciplines.
-Design responsible for construction documents
-Facade, roof detailing
-Direct client and consultant coordination

Apr 2009 - Jun 2010

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, København, DK, Architect

Danish Radio Symphony Hall, 22.000 m2, 1800 seat, 4 studios, København, DK - DD, CD, CA
-On-site construction administration
-Detail design execution of interior concert hall lighting, acoustics and construction
-Detail design and end-user handover of bar/restaurant in the foyer
-Coordination with technical facilities experts, acoustic consultants and lighting designers for the concert hall.

Oct 2007 - Feb 2009

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH, Junior Architect

Hotel office tower in exposition grounds 62.000 m2, Paris, France
-Conceptual design phase documents
-Volumetric design execution in 3d computer model and physical models

FC Pompey Football stadium + housing 220.000 m2, Portsmouth, England
-Conceptual design documentation
-Volumetric design execution in 3d computer model and physical models
-Programmatic implementation of football club design brief

Oct 2006 - May 2007

EOA / Elmslie Osler Architect, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jun 2005 - Oct 2006


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with honors

Aug 1999 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization