Eric Anderson is an architect and educator with more than 30 years in educational and non-profit facilities planning and management. He has overseen the planning and/or construction of more than $ 1 billion of capital improvement for non-profit and educational institutions in New Mexico, West Virginia, Nevada, and New York. He is a registered architect in New York and West Virginia. Professional memberships include the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Engineering Education.
Teaching experiences includes graduate design studios at the UNLV School of Architecture from 1997-2000, and adjunct assistant professor of Architecture at Farmingdale State College from 2006-2017, teaching Architectural Design III and Architectural Design IV. He currently serves as assistant professor of Architecture and Construction Management, teaching Architectural Design III, Architectural Design IV, and several courses in Construction Management, including Materials and Methods, Quantity Surveying and Estimating, and the CM Capstone course.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Material Culture Studies for Long Island Design and Construction
Pre-Design Budgeting and Cost Projections
Religious Facilities Planning
Design and Construction Contract Preparation/Evaluation
Industry Expertise (5)
Architecture and Planning
Construction - Commercial
Construction - Residential
Plant Engineering and Operations
Educator Award (professional)
Educator Award, Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Award of Merit (professional)
Award of Merit, Association of University Architects, for BMCC Recovery from Terrorist Attacks
Chairman, West Virginia Structural Barriers Compliance Board
Award, Housing Competition (professional)
Award, Housing Competition, Canterbury Heights, Inc.; Senior Citizen Housing, Carlsbad, NM.
Outstanding Eagle Award (personal)
National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Award
William E. Hornaday Award (personal)
William E. Hornaday Award for Outstanding Service in Conservation Activities
Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal (personal)
Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal from His Holiness the Pope, conferred by the Bishop of Rockville Centre.
Silver Beaver Award (personal)
Silver Beaver Award, Theodore Roosevelt Council BSA, for distinguished service to youth
Membership Award (professional)
Membership Award, Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
West Virginia University: MA, Technology Education, 1989
Carnegie Mellon University: Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture 1980
- American Society for Engineering Education
- American Institute of Architects
Event Appearances (9)
Transformation of Catholic Churches in the early 21st Century – Reestablishing Catholic Vernacular Church Architecture in a Secular Culture
Warehouse to Worship Space Symposium College of Architecture, Visual Arts & Design, California Baptist University
Education in New York- Project Issues
Committee for Education meeting American Institute of Architects Conference
Advocate Good Architecture/Project Budgets
Association of University Architects Conference
Open Space for Downtown
Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art
The Transformation of the Campus: From the Real to the Virtual
Association of University Architects Conference
University Unions/Student Centers: The New Way to Change the Shape of the Campus
Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), North Atlantic Conference
Interviewing Consultants: Keeping Qualification Based Selection Fair and Legal
National Association of Purchasing Managers Las Vegas
The Transformation of the American Campus: From the Industrial to the Virtual
Far West Popular Culture Convention
Long Island: A Material Culture Hearth for American Design and Construction
Continuing Education/Professional Development American Institute of Architects
- Workshop Leader
Research Grants (2)
Green Building Institution at Farmingdale State College
US Department of Education Fund
Contributor: Areas of focus include alternative energy, alternative construction, architectural design, storm water management, green roofs and green walls, HVAC/energy management, electrical engineering, and testing of "low-emitting" building materials with regard to air quality and industrial hygiene.
Energy Center Project
US Department of Energy
Consultant: Developed architectural programming, master plan and infrastructure coordination, and National Environmental Policy Act assessment for a 55,000 square foot building serving the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. The building’s dedication functions included technology research and transfer, conference activities, and administrative facilities.
Published Articles (7)
More Sticks and Bricks, contributing author – Chapter 4 Plan Reading, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, June 2018.
Various Articles - Facilities and Risk Management Newsletter for Diocese of Rockville Centre, 2003- 2017. Internal communication to parish pastors and business managers on facilities maintenance, planning and operations.
Article: Dallas, the Future of Las Vegas? Forum- AlA Las Vegas Newsletter, p6, June 1999
Article: Issues for Las Vegas- Place or Merely "Placed''? Forum- AlA Las Vegas Newsletter, p12, June 1999
Article: Videotaping Interviews for Selection of Project Consultants. Educational Facility Planner, Vol.28 - 5, PP 16-17, 1990.
Article: Structural Barriers Law Enacted. West Virginia Architect, Vol.4, spring 1989, p.22
Editor and Various Articles, People and Housing Bulletin, Technology Education- Housing Information Resource Center, West Virginia University, 1982-83
ARC 376 Architectural Design III
Emphasis is placed on the context and constraints of urban and natural environment. The role of aesthetics, symbols, and historical elements in the making of places, spaces and communicating meaning are explored. Emphasis is placed on master planning and residential project(s) that integrate principles of architectural design/planning, and includes elements of building systems, structural and site design, zoning and building codes, etc. on an actual site in the area.
ARC 476 Architectural Design IV
The role of physical and regulatory constraints in the making of places and buildings are explored. Emphasis is placed on architectural programming and non-residential project(s) that integrate principles of architectural design/planning, and includes elements of building systems, structural and site design, zoning and building codes, etc. on an actual site in the area.
CON 161 and 162 Materials and Methods I/II
Studies architectural properties of selected materials, methods of construction, and building components in both courses. Class work includes technical problem solving using quantitative and graphic analysis of specific building construction systems.
CON 357 Quantity Surveying and Estimating
Studies the fundamentals of quantity survey and costing of residential and commercial facilities. Quantification of materials from construction drawings is covered in this course. Topics also covered range from site work, forms, concrete, metals and masonry, plumbing and electrical to wood framing and steel framing. The course also introduces fundamentals of computer assisted estimating using spreadsheets.
CON 496 Capstone Project
The capstone course utilizes skills and knowledge acquired in various courses in the curriculum and general education courses to produce a real-life project. Students follow a faculty-driven structured process to integrate various components of a project. This course introduces very little new material, rather it helps the student to synthesize skills and knowledge learned in other courses to apply in real-life situations.
ETM 530 Residential Development Management
This course covers current homebuilding systems in the United States from design to construction. It includes an overview of the homebuilding industry, housing demand, management of the homebuilding process, the regulatory environment, housing design guidelines, development of contract documents, and the residential construction process. It also covers structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.