A Sustainable Community Future: What type of projects should Squirrel Hill favor?

February 14, 2012

Speaker: ERIC OSTH, Principal at Urban Design Associates


About the Speaker: Eric R. Osth, AIA, LEED AP Principal

Professional Responsibilities: Eric’s interest lies in the relationship of architecture and urban design. As principal and architecture studio director, Eric leads architecture projects within UDA’s master plans and also within rich, unique contexts around the world that require specialized knowledge of the practice of traditional architecture and
urban design. His design emphasis focuses on invention and the incorporation of modern requirements within a traditional language of building as they relate to
place and context. Eric is also a student of strategies of proportion and patternmaking in contextual research.

Prior to joining UDA, Eric worked for Merrill & Pastor Architects (now Merrill, Pastor & Colgan) in Vero Beach, Florida on architectural commissions in Seaside, Windsor, and along the Atlantic seaboard. He also worked as a Senior Urban Designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) in San Francisco, where he led design teams on projects that included design of a new district center in Shanghai, China.

Education and Professional Affiliations: Eric earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami with honors. Subsequently, he was awarded a University Fellowship to the University of
California, Berkeley, where he earned a Master of Urban Design degree. He has taught as a Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America in New York City.

Eric is a registered architect in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Utah and served as President of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2011.

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