Cabarete based Architect
Eric MacGregor Urbahn, A.I.A.
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- 2 Oct 1948 Born New York City
- Childhood spent in New York, Colorado, Massachusetts and Connecticut
- 1962-1967 Secondary School, Wilbraham Academy, Wilbraham Mass.
- 1967-1972 University of Arizona Bachelor of Architecture 5-year program Honors, winner of Davenport Design Prize 1972
- 1967-1971 NROTC University of Arizona
- 1971-1972 Frank Lloyd Wright Masters scholarship program
- 1966-1972 Design Apprentice Max O. Urbahn, Architects, All summers. New York City and Lexington Massachusetts offices involved in re-design of all U. S. Post Office facilities Eastern U.S.
- 1972-1974 Essential Skills Instructor (ESI) with U.S.Navy San Diego, California and Newport, RI.
- 1975-1976 Design and Systems specialist, Max O Urbahn International Ltd Lagos, Nigeria and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Responsible for analysis and Preliminary design of 540 Post & Telecom Offices and 2 large military hospitals.
- 1976-1977 Regional Manager Max O. Urbahn International Ltd Enugu, Nigeria and Kano, Nigeria. Responsible for Implementation of major segment of Post & Telecom facilities contract with Nigerian Government (288 facilities).
- 1977-1978 General Manager (Nigeria) Max O. Urbahn International, Ltd Lagos, Nigeria. Responsible for 4 offices totaling 104 employees in Lagos, Kano, Enugu and Sokoto Nigeria.
- 1978-1979 Partner in charge of International Operations Max O. Urbahn International, Ltd.. Lagos, Nigeria; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Cairo, Egypt; London and New York.
- 1979-1984 Private Practice Camden, Maine. 36 Residential Projects. Multiple design awards.
- 1984-1989 Co-Founder Urbahn Architects, PC., New London and Mystic, Connecticut. University of Connecticut multiple facilities and master plan. University of Rhode Island School of Engineering. U. S. Navy Underwater Systems Command facilities, New London Connecticut. U. S. Coast Guard Academy multiple facilities, New London Connecticut. St Jude Elderly Housing complex, Norwich, Connecticut. Multiple Private Residences. Four State of Connecticut and one national design award.
- 1990-1993 Sailing Circumnavigation of the world aboard the sloop FINBACK,. Nantucket-Bahamas-Panama-Marquesas-Tahiti-Tonga-Fiji-New Zealand-Australia-Indonesia-Mauritius-South Africa-Caribbean-Nantucket, Massachusetts. Awarded New York Yacht Club Cruising Award, 1994. Presented with the Waring Partridge Circumnavigation Award 2010.
- 1994-1996 Private Practice, Nantucket, Massachusetts,. Residential Projects and continued involvement as principal in Urbahn Architects, P.C. of New London, Connecticut. Ongoing design of U. S. Navy facilities New London, Connecticut. 2 National Awards
- 1996-PRESENT Office of Eric M. Urbahn, A.I.A.,. Based in the Dominican Republic. Co-Founder and partner Orchid Bay Estates, Cabrera, Dominican Republic. Responsible for Master Plan, Infrastructure Plan of the Orchid Bay Residential Development and design of 6 large residences inside the project including Villa Lazy Heart, Villa Castellamonte and others including one residence of over 44,000 square feet. Other projects in the Dominican Republic include private residences in the Cabarete-Sosua area and continued pro-bono facilities design for the International School of Sosua.