Eric is the founding Principal of ZDS and a lead contributor to the firm’s continuing success. He carries nearly two decades of project management experience in the hospitality industry. He has designed and managed luxury hotels and mixed use properties through the United States, Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia. Some of his greatest works include luxury hotels in India, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Riyadh. After 15 years as a Principal, Director of Operations, and Lead Project Manager at his previous firm, Eric turned back to his hometown to build a firm that threads those international experiences into the more regionalized fabric of the United States. Eric's daily quest for a successful balance between creative thinking, exceptional design, and efficient execution, reinforces his passion for the design industry and his persistent desire to provide his clients with profitable and successful properties. He received his B.Arch from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He is licensed to practice architecture in his home state of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, is NCARB certified, and is LEED accredited. Eric also currently serves as President on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rhode Island Board of Directors. He was born and still a proud resident of the State of Rhode Island.