Eric J. Smith A.I.A. is the founding principal of the New York-based firm Eric J. Smith Architects. His respectful, sensitive designs are the result of orderly, thoughtful planning integrated with a deep understanding of his clients’ lives and lifestyles.
Smith graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana Honors program, which culminated in a year at the University de Paris in Versailles, France. Upon graduation, Smith practiced architecture in Chicago. He moved to New York City when he decided to affiliate with the interior designer David Easton, with whom he worked closely for many years.
Smith formed his practice in 1987 with offices currently located on Union Square in Manhattan. Personal referrals continue to expand and Eric’s practice focuses almost exclusively on custom residential projects – whether apartments, houses, townhouses or country homes ‐ all over the New York region; west in California and Colorado; south in Florida, South Carolina and Bermuda; in New England, Chicago, Dallas; and internationally in London, working with prestigious interior designers including Alexa Hampton, David Easton, Diana Hambleton, William Diamond and many others. He is an active member of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art.
Eric’s personal values of dedication, responsibility, pride in a job well done and enthusiasm are imbued in the professional staff and are reflected in every project.