Erik G. L'HEUREUX, AIA LEED AP
Dean's Chair Associate Professor
Vice Dean, School of Design and Environment
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Programme Director
Erik L’Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an award-winning American Architect, honoured educator, and respected administrator. He is the Vice Dean, Special Projects leading the transformation of the School of Design and Environment at NUS with over 40,500 sq.m (434,500 sq.ft) of new and renovated facilities by 2023, all of which will be super low energy buildings with innovative hybrid environmental systems and impactful architectural configurations.
Erik's expertise and design research are on hot and wet building envelopes and the urbanization of the equator. As a Wheelwright Prize recipient from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Erik has researched mid-20th-century architecture on the equator and its relationship with the urban environment, climate, and atmosphere. Outcomes of his design research have been published widely and exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Cite de l’Architecture, National Design Centre, Steinberg Gallery, and the Center for Architecture in New York City.
Through his creative design practice, Erik engages air, climate, and architecture with a series of honoured built work having received design awards from the American Institute of Architects, Society of American Registered Architects, World Architecture Festival, and a President of Singapore Design Award among others.
As an educator, Erik directs the BA Architecture program and is a Dean’s Chair Associate Professor. He has received University and Faculty Teaching awards over many years as indications of his teaching expertise and enthusiasm. In addition, Erik leads the Research by Design cluster focusing the research efforts of design-based faculty.
In 2017, Erik was the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis. Before arriving on the equator, he practiced architecture in New York City while teaching at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union.
Erik is a registered architect in the USA, a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB certified, and a LEED accredited Building Design and Construction professional. A graduate of Princeton University he received his Master of Architecture degree as a recipient of the Suzanne K. Underwood Design Award. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture as a James W. Fitzgibbon Scholar at Washington University in St Louis. He was later honoured with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
A forthcoming book elaborating his design research will be available in 2019.