Erik Haugsnes, AIA

Senior Project Manager

Erik Haugsnes has built deep and diverse tenant coordination and project management experience over more than 20 years in commercial and community development. He has led on-site tenant coordination for ground-up developments, expansions, and renovations of existing facilities and worked extensively with mixed-use, urban developments in the Chicago and Boston markets.

Erik has detailed expertise in construction management, contract preparation, bidding, construction-related lease review, and technical issues specific to shopping centers, such as asbestos abatement and waterproofing. His experience with urban community development and historic preservation contributes to his effectiveness in leading efficient progress in complex environments.

Erik has traveled and worked in Asia for a variety of projects, twice participating in architectural research work on a 14th-century city in southern India.

Recent Work



       Miami Worldcenter, Miami, FL
       Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL
       Willis Tower, Chicago, IL       
       Aster Hall, Chicago, IL
       15 Bank Street, White Plains, NY      
       900 North Michigan Enhancements, Chicago, IL
       900 North Michigan Shops, Chicago, IL
       OneEleven Wacker, Chicago, IL


       15 E Oak, Chicago, IL
       2 Bryant Park, New York, NY
       Artizia, Chicago, IL       
       Rush Walton Collection, Chicago, IL
       Gucci at 900, Chicago, IL      
       H&M, Chicago Ridge, IL; Joliet, IL; Merrillville, IN


       Corporate Office Renovation, Chicago, IL
       Private Corporate Office - Amenity Space, Chicago, IL

Notable Past Projects*


       The Galleria, Houston, TX
       Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL


       Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN
       Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL
       Roseville Galleria, Roseville, CA
       Old Orchard, Skokie, IL

Affiliations & Awards

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - member


  • Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
  • Master of Architecture - University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Research Scholarship, M.I.T. and the Graham Foundation

Additional Experience

  • Urban Retail Properties - vice president/department head of Tenant Coordination
  • Chicago Architectural Assistance Center - architectural project manager
  • Urban Edge - design and construction project manager
  • Vijayanagara Project, Hampi, Karnataka, India - two-time architectural research associate, Smithsonian Institution

*Projects completed while at previous companies


Credentials & Affiliations