Eric Ward is a College Professor in the Architecture Department at LTU, teaching Professional Practice, Practice Management, and Construction Systems, and is Coordinator of the LTU/NCARB Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program. While practicing in Boston, he taught Intermediate Design Studio at the Boston Architectural College.
Having worked in Chicago, Boston, and Southeast Michigan, Eric’s 27-year practice experience spans a wide range of project scopes, building types, and delivery methods. His particular focus is the implementation of thoughtfully-detailed and often complex projects: as Project Manager and Project Architect coordinating between design, production, and construction teams, and managing projects equally through both the office and the field. Importantly, his experience encompasses a similarly broad spectrum of firm types and sizes, business contexts, and distinctly different practice-cultures, involving many different firm-roles, and including the establishment of his own consulting practice.
These varied settings have allowed Eric to help guide staff, teams and firms with different mentoring and training initiatives adapted to the requirements of individual projects and organizations. Using this range of implementations to gauge effectiveness, Eric brings these practice- and practitioner-shaping approaches to bear also on his teaching, course development and course coordination, in order to advance the profession’s goal of providing mutually supportive learning opportunities and environments within both practice and educational contexts.