Scott Erdy: Living Off The Land

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Online Event | Click here to attend and/or register

Scott Erdy is a Principal at Erdy McHenry Architecture and Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Weitzman.

Erdy and David McHenry joined forces in 1999 to figure together on the Southern Poverty Law Center. With great business acumen, they were ready to leverage their previous experience at a bigger firm to form a “lateral transition” into projects of a scale and complexity not always possible for a start-up architectural firm. Their first project as a partnership garnered them a Philadelphia AIA trophy and therefore the cover of the September 2001 Architecture Magazine.

Since their critically successful beginning, Erdy McHenry has won numerous awards for his or her innovative work, including the duvet of Architectural Record Magazine in July of 2013. As befits their complimentary skills sets, they need been ready to create many fully realized buildings for diverse client types; developers and socially conscious non-profit organizations. They use a singular business model and style Philosophy: Integrated deciding as a Design Tool, where Budget, Program and Schedule are reconciled each in terms of the opposite with each design decision. This approach enables them to make a “value proposition” on all projects no matter budget and still produce leading edge work.

All Erdy McHenry projects embrace construction technology, systems integration design, and material cost because the primary methods for creating critical design projects. By using in-depth, digital synthesis to coordinate the method of both design and construction, their designs evolve real-time as a results of systems design.

Educated within the modernist tradition, Erdy and McHenry are creating a cheap , digitally driven method of construction which embraces the purity of fabric tectonics while revealing the aesthetic of space. They believe materials (structural, mechanical and otherwise) should be considered finish materials that are integral to the planning and aren’t to be hidden under layers of costly and unnecessary materials.

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is now open.


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