Erik Bloom is a partner in Parcel Projects, an architecture practice that foregrounds design concerns and methodologies that provoke interactive and equitable urban environments. Parcel Project’s work investigates cross-disciplinary and community-based design tactics that function as both an integral component of a site and an extension of a larger regional and global system.
Erik’s academic research is focused on strategies of urban intervention, with attention to the city as a political form. His recent design and writing has explored the enduring relevance of the work of Architecture Principe to digital design methodologies as well as the relationship between institutionalized religion and the expression of the contemporary city.
Bloom 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 urbanism in Old Delhi, India, for which he received the thesis prize. Bloom’s work and writing has been published in 306090 and other academic journals.
Erik has taught architecture studios at CCA since 2010. He has taught Studio 2, a studio focused on the varied aspects of site and currently teaches Studio 4, an urban housing studio.