Office: Fond du Lac, WI
Focus: Takes pride in assisting the design team in providing design and construction drawings for historical adaptive reuse projects, hotels, and other multi-family developments.
Experience: With 25 years of experience, Erich has had a vast career with a wide variety of building typologies. Beginning his career early on, while attending The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Erich started as an office assistant blending into a role as a designer, working extensively in site planning for senior and multifamily housing developments. Upon graduation, he spent time working in the K-12 Education and Municipal sectors, while developing a solid knowledge of the International Building Code. Continuing with municipal work, Erich was able to cultivate client relationships and worked into a Junior Architect role—all while attending weekly job meetings for a 6-story Student Residence Hall and acting as the primary contact on a LEED Gold EMS training facility in the western part of the state. These opportunities propelled Erich to a management role on projects in the Green Bay area, which included several historic preservation projects before moving back to the Fond du Lac area to raise his daughter around their extended family.
Impressive Facts: Taking a generalist approach, Erich has worked on just about every building type/sector in his 25- year career.
Fun Stuff: In his free time, Erich enjoys spending time with his daughter, visiting with family, running to dance classes and swimming lessons. He also enjoys continuing his education, whether it be attending classes on technologies or broadening his knowledge of the building sciences and design.
Nancy McKenzie, Executive Director , Rhinelander Housing Authority
Commonwealth has been extremely professional and courteous to the staff and the residents still living in our facility. They exceeded our expectations during the construction project as well as during the renovation of a 1923 school. Both projects have turned out to be beautiful and successful for our community.