Founded in 2010, ERS Architects is a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio.
Crafting concepts and building experiences across the world.
We treat every project as a unique opportunity to push our own limits and boundaries. Our innovative spirit and collaborative approach allows us to create iconic designs that have a deep connections to their local context and communities.
Our process incorporates Sustainability in our designs even before the first lines are drawn. In our mind, you cannot create great architecture without including sustainability in the conceptual design process. As designers we embrace our responsibility to design a better world for us and for our future generations. We also work with LEED and WELL accredited professionals to ensure our designs meet the targets and goals set by our clients.
We often assume the role of Design Consulting Architects in many projects out of our area of registration. This work allows us to extend our areas of activity around the world, working side by side with local consultant teams. Our collaborative process allows us to build strong relationships with clients and partners in many regions of the world, working together to achieve excellence in every design.
ERS Architects is a team of collaborative, innovative thinkers who enjoy contributing to our dynamic, rewarding studio culture. Collaboration with our clients and partners is imprinted on our DNA.
We’ve come together from many different backgrounds, united by our passion for working critically—and with curiosity, integrity and camaraderie.
Our shared goal: to design elegant, effective and environmentally responsive solutions for an intentionally broad range of clients.
Since 2010 – Sergio Lopes, Joao Nuno Nogueira, Carlos Pedro Oliveira, Jose Malho, Nuno Capelo de Sousa, Fernando Vaguinho, Vanessa de Pontes Ferreira
He graduated in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitectura e Artes (FAAULP) – Universidade Lusiada do Porto in Portugal, and as a student started his collaboration with a43 arquitectura in 2004. After completing his Master degree (M.Arch) in 2007 he started his collaboration with Balonas & Menano as an Intern Architect, becoming a registered architect by Ordem dos Arquitectos.
In 2010 he established his own practice, ERS, developing small and mid-scale projects mainly in Portugal and Africa.
From 2012 to 2016, Eric worked with Diamond Schmitt Architects on the new expansion of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, inaugurated in 2017 and the Technology and Trades Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 2016, Eric worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York and now is a Senior Project Designer at HOK.
Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards, Institutional Wood Design (TTRIP, DSAI)
OAA Awards – Design Excellence Finalist (National Arts Centre, DSAI)
Open Air Theatre in Ukraine – Winner
Wood Design and Building Awards – Award of Merit (National Arts Centre, DSAI)
Ottawa Urban Design Award – Urban infill low-rise (National Arts Centre, DSAI)
Ontario Wood WORKS! – Jury’s Choice (National Arts Centre, DSAI)
Tagus Sustainable Housing – Winner
Grandola Library – 5th Place