Dean's Chair Associate Professor
Vice Dean, School of Design and Environment
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Programme Director

Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, 4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566.


Erik L’Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an American architect and educator. He is the Vice Dean of Special Projects, Dean’s Chair and Associate Professor where he directs the Undergraduate Program at the National University of Singapore. He was a Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. His design research is on hot and wet building envelopes and the urbanization of the equator. A former boat builder, he practised 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 professional. He has won several international design awards for his built work and is widely published.

Erik studied at Princeton University from 1997–2000 where 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 in 2006. Erik was awarded with the Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2015.

A Simple Factory Building

WAF Design Award Category Winner
WAF Shortlist
AIA New York City Design Merit Award
AIA New York State Design Merit Award
FuturArc Green Leadership Award
Associated Consultant Credits:
Ayra Architects (QP)
HS Engineering Consultants
K L Au Consultants

Hut House

Society of American Architects, New York City Design Award
Associated Consultant Credits:
AKDA Architects (QP)
KKC Structural Engineering
CHH Construction System

A Simple Restaurant
A Simple Terrace House

Society of American Architects, Design Honor Award New York City 2017
Photography by Kevin Scott / Pencil Office
Associated Consultant Credits:
AKDA Architects (QP)