Erik G. L'Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an American architect and educator. He is an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore, where he researches tropical envelops, density, and urban hydrology. A former boat builder, he practiced architecture in New York City while teaching at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union. He studied as a Fitzgibbon Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1996 and was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. Erik received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University as a recipient of the Susan K. Underwood Design Award. In 2011 and in 2012, he co-organized an international overseas program between Washington University in St. Louis, the National University of Singapore, and Tongji University researching the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Erik is a registered architect in the United States, American Institute of Architects member, NCARB certified, and a LEED accredited professional. He has won several awards, including a 2013 WAF Design Award, a Futurarc Green Leadership Award, a 2012 AIA New York City Design Award, a 2011 President Design Award from Singapore, and two AIA New York State Design Awards, among many others. He was a curator and designer for the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. His design work has been published internationally and he lectures widely.
For dean Carmon Colangelo, drawing is both an expressive art and a daily practice. He discusses drawing, the importance of confidence, and the advantage of starting in the middle of the book in this Q&A.