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Dr. Glenn Robert Erikson, AIA

Glenn Robert Erikson, PhD, AIA is founder and CEO of Integral Studios and Integral Design and Development.  Previously an Adjunct Professor at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, CUNY he taught Urban Economics at the Graduate Level from 2003 to 2020.  Dr. Erikson is an urbanist, architect/developer, consultant, teacher and author whose current work involves the integration of urban economics, planning, architecture, ecology and the arts.  He was a Partner/Project Director for Acquisitions and Development for 17 years at Time Equities, Inc., a NYC real estate firm which owns a 28M SF diversified portfolio of properties.  Prior to that he was Co-Managing Partner at Erikson Leviton & Associates and Partner/Executive Vice President at Los Angeles Land Company, both located in Westwood, CA. Before starting both these companies, he was an Investment Banker at Center Financial Group and Project Architect at Deems/Lewis & Partners. He has been involved in projects throughout the US, as well as in Bermuda and Berlin, Germany.

A licensed architect, contractor and real estate broker with a Bachelor’s in Architecture, a Master’s in Real Estate and Finance and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Dr. Glenn Erikson has been a general partner for 35 commercial, residential, artist loft and mixed-use real estate development projects in California, Vermont and New York. He has led and/or participated in prominent teams which designed, built and leased more than 2.5MM square feet of built projects. Seven of these garnered Design Awards.

Dr. Erikson founded the Integral Companies in 2004, while still a partner at Time Equities, Inc., and currently owns and manages approximately 300,000 square feet of residential and commercial space. Dr. Erikson has taught at the university level since 1980 at UCLA, UCI, USF, NYU and CUNY Baruch. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and is a former Fellow of the Urban Design Forum in NYC. He has also published a number of articles, including a series of five articles for the World Policy Institute on “Strategizing Urban Policy” as well as “An Urbanist Manifesto” and “Forging New Urban Policies in the 21st Century.”  He is a former member of the following Non-Profit Boards:

  • World Policy Institute
  • Westbeth Center for the Arts
  • Architecture Omi
  • 4th Unitarian Church
  • Open Space Alliance

Dr. Erikson is the son of Erik G. Erikson, an electrical engineer who worked on the early warning radar systems for the UK during WWII, then for NORAD while at Bell Labs and later directed Teletype Corporation.  He is married to Karina Anne Naumer, a Drama Educator and Potter. They have a son, Erik S. Erikson, a software engineer in New Jersey and a daughter, Annika Liv Erikson who works in London, UK and is the Founder and CEO of Articheck.