Erik Sharp, AIA
B. Arch, M. Arch
Having previously worked at Dworsky Associates and Cannon Design for 20 years, Erik accepted a position at Rachlin Partners in 2004. While at Dworsky, he played a key role early in the development of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
At Rachlin, Erik has managed, documented and assisted in the design of a wide variety of publicly and privately funded projects, from Post Office renovations and UCLA medical-suite build-outs, to K-12 modernizations and a Glendale Community College classroom building. His experience with a wide range of large projects, along with his particular commitment to applying this knowledge to smaller ones, has been invaluable to the firm’s growth.
Erik’s undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at the University of California San Diego provided early exposure to structural concepts, material properties and dimensional clarity, necessary in understanding building assembly and the construction process.
This foundation proved very useful in his pursuit of a Master of Architecture degree at the University of California Los Angeles’ Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. His specific post-graduate studies and a passionate interest in CAD development have resulted in Erik’s many contributions to CAD management.
A 2005 convertible "S" series is the seed of what was to come in Erik’s off time. Bitten by the MINI bug, he quickly traded that automatic model in for a better performing MINI – one with a stick on the floor naturally! The So Cal MINI Maniac Club, or "MINIacs" as they like to be called, is where Erik found other like minds. "In the beginning there were only a handful of us in the (MINI) club, now we are a robust 1800 members of all ages and genders. Our gatherings always seem to include food – oh and the road… naturally."