Eric Holding (Strategy)
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB MA Cert Mngmnt Consult (GGSB)
Eric Holding is an architect, urban designer and published author with over twenty years of experience, and has lead projects involving urban visioning, the production of strategic guidance, the design of large-scale mixed-use developments, academic research and publication.
He completed his architectural training in the UK and the United States, and in addition, Eric holds a Masters Degree in Theories of Representation, and a Graduate Certificate in Management Consulting from Grenoble Business School.
Eric has been involved with the Battersea Power Station project since 2006, providing design advice during the Due Diligence period, and assisting Rafael Vinoly Architects with design documentation. Since 2010 he has been leading the creation of a Placemaking Vision for the Power Station project, and assisting Treasury Holdings with the procurement of design consultants for Phase One through an innovative competition.
His proposals for new sustainable urban extension for 6,000 people on the outskirts of Reykjavik won a Silver Award at the 2007 United Nations LivCom Awards, an Urban Design Citation from the Boston Society of Architects in the United States, and was shortlisted in the UK for the Francis Tibbalds Urban Design Award.
Eric is a member of The Academy of Urbanism, and has taught and lectured in the UK, United States, Australia and Japan. His book ‘Staged Architecture' was The Sunday Times Architecture Book of the Year in 2000. He is also a member of the CABE Writers Panel, and has authored several documents of national significance.