Eric Worcester Architecture is a full service architectural firm creating buildings, environments and spaces of a variety of types and scales. EWA uses architecture as an instrument that explores, then stages, encounters between Sites and Users. Characterizing EWA are three building paradigms- 1) Commercial/Public, 2) Residential/Housing, 3) Urbanism/Speculative infrastructures.
Eric Worcester is a practicing architect based in Brooklyn, NY. In 1999 Eric founded the interdisciplinary firm Manifold as a means to explore architecture and its wider relevance. In 2013 Eric Worcester Architecture was formed to focus specifically on handling commissions.
Identifying the primary problem of architecture to be mediation, efforts typically involve the decomposition of the ordering systems that constitute a work. This has the effect of opening up a space between the work and its context so that embedded categories that determine a work's potential meaning can be examined. The experiential manifestations of Manifold and the realizations of EWA thus involve the manipulation of the systems and techniques that direct architecture's tendency towards omniscience.
Projects by EWA and Manifold span a range of modalities, from architectural projects to light devices, from pseudo-monuments to works in outsider economics. The interdisciplinary thrust of the practice is seen to parallel architectural work proper, tracking globalization and new micro-political formations with an eye toward their architectural and urban significance.
Eric Worcester Architecture
33 Flatbush Ave
MEx Building, 6th Flr
Brooklyn, NY, USA 11217