Eerkes Architects

Eerkes Architects


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Les Eerkes

Les grew up on Whidbey Island. Immersed in this dramatic landscape, he developed a reverence for nature, which he seeks to express in the work of Eerkes Architects. Les was mentored by Jim Olson and Tom Kundig during his 20-year tenure with Olson Kundig Architects. He was a principal and lead designer at Olson Kundig, blending both of his mentors influences into his work. He was an early adopter of Building Information Modeling in the firm and brings large firm capabilities to his emerging small practice. In 2015, Les founded Eerkes Architects to spend more time with his family and to continue to explore the relationships between art, technology, and nature in design.


Practice Ideology

Eerkes Architects works to make bonds between people and the places they inhabit. They create architecture that acts as a lens to focus their attention on both the subtle and the obvious aspects of the places they love. Through their appreciation of landscapes and communities, they hope to inspire responsible stewardship of them. Their commitment to a collaborative process merges traditional with digital practice, taking the best of both approaches. They place a high value on the personal relationships they build with their clients, collaborators, and community.

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