Biography of Eric A. Hughes
Eric is a national award-winning designer who has worked in a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the United States for the last 27 years. He was the designer of West Michigan's first LEED for Homes Platinum home (22nd in the world) and has designed over 15 more LEED certified homes. Just in the last five years alone, he has garnered over 28 National/Regional awards and has been published in over 40 different magazines and news articles.
As a young boy, Eric was introduced to organic architecture through his uncle who was trained by E. Fay Jones, FAIA (an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright). After seeing his first, Frank Lloyd Wright home, he was hooked on Mr. Wright's use of natural and local materials. It made perfect sense that we should mimic nature's building patterns, which is what Eric tries to accomplish through his work.
In his free time Eric is passionate about promoting the sustainable lifestyle. He has volunteered on the Boards of two non-profits, AES (Alliance for Environmental Sustainability) and Homes of Hope. For several years, he has been involved with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and with the USGBC, serving as one of the founders and chairs of the LEED for Homes Committee. He also served as the RGBA (Residential Green Building Advocate) for the West Michigan chapter of the USGBC.