Participants/ Thor Erickson

AICP, LEED GA is Managing Director of buildingcommunityWORKSHOP

Thor Erickson brings to the bcWORKSHOP team extensive experience in community informed design, management and operations of nonprofits and implementation of design and planning programs. Erickson planning career brings an international lens to domestic issues, bridging the wide divide between marginalized communities and traditional planning practices. His work has ranged from grassroots, hands on planning initiatives with at risk youth to managing large portfolios of work for community planning organizations. He has worked with Design Center Pittsburgh, is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines 2003-2005) and with international NGO’s focusing on community development, housing, and media literacy. Erickson holds a Masters Degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and Bachelors in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and is a certified planner.