A parcel is an abstract frame, grounded within a field of actions and reactions. Parcel Projects intervenes in this field in order to provoke collaboration, to re-link, to embed the means of connection within the urban fabric itself, to bridge the divide. Our projects propagate fine grain infrastructures that suggest a larger scale network of exchange. We consider the parcel to be a connective device across its periphery, as both an integral component of a neighborhood and an extension of a larger urban, regional and global system.
Prior to co-founding Parcel Projects in 2015, Erik worked on a range of residential and institutional projects with a number of Bay Area architecture firms.
Erik’s interests are focused on strategies of urban intervention, with a concentration on the city as a political form. Erik’s current work explores cross-disciplinary and community-based design tactics. He is committed to projects of all scales and types that are socially engaged and site specific.
Erik completed his Master of Architecture at California College of the Arts, earning the AIA Henry Adams Medal and theory prize. His thesis work at CCA, titled “The Coincident City,” looked at globalization and urbanism in Old Delhi, India, for which he received the thesis prize. Erik’s work and writing has been published in 306090 and Surface magazine.
Erik has taught architecture studios at CCA since 2010.
Todd has worked at architecture firms in San Francisco and Copenhagen, where he collaborated on many projects, including this museum. He co-founded Parcel Projects as a vehicle for interjecting in the fabric of the city with sensitivity, logic, and beauty.
Todd believes that cities are great places to live and loves observing and participating in the continual process of urban creation. His interest centers on the forces shaping that process: from the economic and political to the physical and personal.
Todd grew up in Northern California, then spent a decade maintaining simultaneous pursuits in biotechnology and modern dance before attempting to reconcile the two in architecture school. He received a B.S. in Bioengineering from UC San Diego and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also designed and built this house.