The Curbed Network, a series of sites focusing on real estate, neighborhood news and design, launched an open call to find “a group of some of the most talented young architects, interior designers, and developers—and in some cases, folks who wear a couple of those hats—in the country.” Rules were simple: contestants had to be 35 and under, employed, and show promise in their field.
DawnTown is happy to see that one of our previous winners has made the cut and entered into the inaugural Young Guns class of 2013: Architectural designer at Gensler, Eric Tan. Eric was part of the design team, PinkCloud DK, that took second place in the 2011 Floating Stage Competition with their idea called “Inflatable”. Their concept was well received and quickly picked up on eVolo, ArchDaily and InHabitat. According to Gensler’s website his bio can be read below. Congratulations once again Eric!
Eric Tan studied architecture at Columbia University and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York. He has worked for SOM+CASE, Terreform1, Henning Larsen Architects, and Gensler. At Gensler, Eric is leading the development of a borough-wide urban renewal project in Manhattan, redeveloping neglected spaces into sustainable energy generating components incorporated into the city infrastructure. As a designer, Eric is committed to developing innovative, socially responsible, and sustainable design solutions for a rapidly growing world with diminishing resources.