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Creative Evolution: From Lego Pro to Award-Winning Interior Designs

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Interior Design

April 2, 2015

Colorful Lego Blocks Architecture Design Industry

Form and function. For some, it’s a lifestyle. Eric L. Lind has been inspired by design since he was old enough to stack blocks. By the time he moved on to Legos, he admits that architecture had become an obsession. Today, he’s merged his passion for architecture and design into a career as an acclaimed interior designer. 


Based in Denver, his work extends across the country—he’s responsible for the award-winning San Jose International Airport terminal renovation. “[The airport] has received numerous awards and is quite a progressive design which integrates modern technology while focusing on an unrivaled passenger experience.” 

Eric began his career at Fentress Architects in 2005, re-joining the company in summer 2014 after nearly two years at global design firm Gensler. He specializes in transportation, public, hospitality, civic, government, and corporate design.

Eric says that his education provided strong career preparation, supported by a creative community of students and instructors. “The collaborative nature of studio classes created a healthy competitive environment not unlike the workplace.”

Eric is energized by the opportunity to impact lives by shaping experiences within a space. He believes that his success is built upon hard work, wearing his passion on his sleeve, and never accepting the first solution as the right one. “Designers support habits and encourage the development of new ones through creative design solutions,” he says. 

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Eric L. Lind

2006, Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, The Art Institute of Colorado

Manager of Interior Design, Fentress Architects


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