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Eric Lam

Eric Lam is the Principal of Redwood Design Studio Architect. Along with overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations, he stays informed of every project while maintaining a hands-on approach to management. Eric’s professional expertise encompasses mostly hospitality design in which he has extensive experience leading projects from inception to completion. He has twenty years of experience designing numerous restaurants and hotel spaces as well as projects in other marketplaces. While he may be busy with client meetings or at job sites observing construction progress, he often spends leisure time in the great outdoors.

Designing Between the Lines: Broadway Boogie Woogie and the Manhattan Grid

Architects create meaning with lines but also the space in between. I value boundaries because once they are set, the design can make the most of the space, which presents the exciting opportunity for a functional and visually pleasing solution. When I begin a project, I see lines and all the possibilities in between – like in Piet Mondrian’s painting “Broadway Boogie Woogie.”

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