Eric Douglas, Architect AIBC
Eric is a licensed architect in British Columbia and California. He has experience in several building types and has worked on projects in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. He is a LEED AP and holds architecture degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA. He holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia for his research on the relationship between urban density and sense of community.
Eric’s first concern is making sure the client is happy, but there are several design elements that he cares about as well. Here are a few of them:
- Honesty: Find opportunities to showcase structure and material.
- Cultural relevance: Understand local culture and reflect it where appropriate.
- Articulation: Create opportunities to distinguish the parts of the building.
- Interaction: Make comfortable spaces that invite people to interact.
- Execution: Get the details right, especially where they will be most visible.
- Exploration: Find creative and efficient ways to solve problems.
- Solar orientation: Make good use of natural light.
- Function: Make sure the building satisfies the client’s needs.
“Eric’s vision for a culturally sensitive, functional response depot for the Canadian Coast Guard resulted in a facility that exceeds expectations in every way imaginable. This hard-working building is proof that functionality and stirring beauty are not mutually exclusive. It is also a physical embodiment of the essential, gradual process of healing and reconciliation between the Indigenous inhabitants of Vancouver Island and Canadians. The Canadian Coast Guard is incredibly proud of the building and are grateful for Eric’s pivotal role in making this dream a reality.”
–Chris Henderson, Deputy Commissioner, Operations
Canadian Coast Guard
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude on how our new base has turned out. I can’t express how grateful my staff and I are on how hard you worked to ensure the project met our needs. Your professionalism and work ethic are exemplary, and the final product is a true testament to this.”
–Brian Masterman, Hardy Bay Base Officer in Charge
Canadian Coast Guard, Port Hardy B.C.
“Eric is a driven, passionate professional who showed the upmost care and attention to detail during his involvement with the project. Eric listened carefully to operational requirements and left no stone unturned as he delivered innovative, unique design options for us as a project team to consider. As project manager of the construction, he worked tirelessly to ensure the quality, value and integrity of the final product was second to none.”
Don Storry, P Eng., Senior Project Engineer
Real Property & Technical Support, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
“I had the pleasure of working with Eric Douglas for the past two years on a project in Port Hardy. His eye for detail and innovative design created a flawless West Coast feel that was encompassed throughout the building. The completed project is beautifully appointed but does not take away from its functionality or use. As a builder working with Eric, he was collaborative and respectful to obstacles that arose during the build, and I look forward to our paths crossing again.”
–Jenn Mudge, Project Manager
Kinetic Construction Ltd.
“All my dealings with Eric Douglas over the past two years on two separate projects have been positive and successful. Eric has made meeting project objectives his priority and has successfully delivered on these, being flexible and results driven at all times. Eric’s building designs are creative, blending client requirements for functionality with local Indigenous Art. I would highly recommend Eric’s services to any prospective clients.”
–Nicholas Bodie, Senior Real Estate Advisor
Public Services and Procurement Canada