Eric Orozco

Phone:

704.374.0916 x2510

Email:

Starting year in industry:

1994

Starting year at Neighboring:

2005

Education:

Master of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005
Master of Arts in New Testament Backgrounds
Jerusalem University College
2003
Bachelor of Science in Art and Design with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1995

Credentials:

AICP, LEED AP ND

Registration(s):

Affiliations:

American Institute of Certified Planners
LEED AP Neighborhood Development
Natural Heritage Data Explorer, N.C. Tier 1 Registration
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Green Growth Toolbox Trainee
Strong Towns Founding Member
Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism

A Bit About

Eric Orozco

Eric is an Urban Designer on the Neighboring Concepts team since joining the firm in 2005 to intern with Warren Burgess, AICP, our planning studio’s director at the time. Eric joined us with a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also earned a Master of Arts in New Testament Backgrounds from Jerusalem University College in Israel, a research intensive degree on the languages and literature of the Land of Israel in the Second Temple period. He brings the careful observation and multi-disciplinary reflection of his travels, education and experience to bear in all of his professional endeavors.

Eric enjoys participating in collaborative projects for affordable housing development, mass transit and community regeneration. His planning and design experience encompasses many of North Carolina’s rapid transit and high-profile development projects. A special focus of his work is addressing the historical inequities of urban planning practices, and he has brought this work to bear on the Charlotte Center City 2040 Vision Plan, 5 Points Forward for Charlotte’s Historic West End, and the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which all focus on equity creation as the central orientation of the plans. He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Neighborhood Development and has served as a Project Administrator in green development projects. His comprehensive experience, from community engagement through construction, gives him the ability to expertly design for community resilience and environmental sustainability.

Eric is also a published writer, an avid illustrator and a frequent volunteer at local community initiatives. He loved contributing to the foundation of Charlotte’s first community land trust, the West Side CLT, and is now an active board member of the Historic West End Partners.

We appreciate Eric for his vast array of professional talents, his absolute professionalism and his comprehensive and historically grounded approach to design. His influence on our team is invaluable.

“If I wasn’t an urban planner I would . . .
be completing these books: (1) Neighboring: Black American Architects and the New Foundations of City-building in Charlotte; (2) John’s Gospel of Loving-kindness and the Hebrew Creation; (3) Locke, the Earls of Shaftesbury, and the Civic Enlightenment of Savannah’s Oglethorpe Plan; and probably many, many others.”

Family
Eric + wife (Megan)