Erik Peterson was originally a resident of Chicago and earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Iowa State University, 1993. He completed his Master’s degree at Arizona State University in 1996 and eventually began to take the architecture world by storm, earning awards left and right. His awards and accolades include a list of titles including:
Founder and President of PHX Architecture
In 2002, Erik began PHX Architecture, a firm that to this day stands out for its award-winning combination of outstanding design and unparalleled client service. On the relationship between clients and design, Erik says “I like to create awe and delight. I always enjoy an element of surprise in the design that the client doesn’t realize until they occupy the space…I love the look in a clients’ eyes when we present the concept and then they see it in realized form.”
Erik has focused solely on lifestyle projects, and his most noteworthy projects have included:
His designs have earned him many accolades, and his firm has received strong recognition throughout the Southwest and beyond.
Living Architecture in Beverly Hills
Erik is licensed in Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Hawaii, Nevada, and California, and he has attained his NCARB certification giving reciprocity for any state license. His architecture firm’s newest venture? Beverly Hills. After sixteen years of success in the Scottsdale, AZ market, PHX is set to spread its influence of distinctive design to California. In 2018, Erik Peterson and PHX Architecture opened the doors to the firm’s Beverly Hills office, looking to bring luxury, timeless design to the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles market. Specializing in the art of “living architecture,” Erik’s designs honor each project’s natural surroundings, and work to create awe and delight for each and every client. Focused on high-end residential communities, PHX looks forward to delivering Los Angeles, Malibu, and Beverly Hills architecture design.
A Wealth of Influences
Many often wonder where Erik’s design inspirations come from and it turns out that he has quite a few mentors including the great architectural minds of Louis Sullivan, Bing Hu, and Frank Lloyd Wright. At the beginning of his career, Erik worked in London for Sir Terry Farrell Architects, and then later making the move to Arizona, he was selected for a highly valued internship with Taliesin Architects, where he worked on original Frank Lloyd Wright designs including The Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Erik then had the opportunity to work with Bing Hu AIA, who he became licensed under and eventually principal of the firm H&S International, winning numerous awards for design excellence.
The world of architecture is constantly changing, and we can trust great designers like Erik Peterson to stay on top of it. Contact PHX Architecture to speak with an expert on your Beverly Hills architecture project today.