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Erik L'Heureux


MArch, Princeton University; BA in Architecture, Washington University


Erik L'Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an American architect and educator. He is the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design for spring 2017. For the past 14 years, he has been based in Singapore, where he is also an associate professor and undergraduate program director at the National University of Singapore. His research is on the impact of hot and wet envelopes as well as the urbanization of the equator. A former boat builder, he practiced architecture in New York City while teaching at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union.

L'Heureux studied at Princeton University from 1997–2000, where he earned his Master of Architecture degree as a recipient of the Suzanne K. Underwood Design Award. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture as a James W. Fitzgibbon Scholar at Washington University, and was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. He was awarded with the Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2015.

L'Heureux is a registered architect in the United States, a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB certified, and a LEED accredited professional. He has won several design awards, including a 2016 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award New York City, 2013 WAF Category Design Award, 2013 FuturArc Green Leadership Architecture Merit Award, 2012 AIA New York City Design Merit Award, 2011 President's Design Award from Singapore, and two AIA New York State Design Awards in 2009 and 2007, respectively.

In 2015, L'Heureux co-curated the exhibition 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, France; an expansion of the exhibition, 1000 Singapores: A Model of the Compact City, was held at the Architecture Venice Biennale in Italy from 2010. His work is in the permanent collection of the Asian Culture Complex in South Korea. He is a contributing editor to Architectural Review Asia Pacific and published Deep Veils, a book on his design research, with ORO Editions.