Founded in1997, Frederick Biehle Erika Hinrich viaARCHITECTURE is an interdisciplinary partnership dedicated to exploring and realizing their particular approach to making.
Erika Hinrichs’ original training was in ballet and fine art. Having grown up in Chicago, Green Bay, and Minneapolis, she moved to New York city in 1982 to attend Parsons School of Design. Focusing on the discipline of architecture, she moved to the Cooper Union to study under John Hejduk and earn her professional degree. She has practiced in architecture since 1990, working for seven years with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Architects. She was responsible for several highly acclaimed projects including the auditorium building for the Neuroscience’s Institute in La Jolla, California which received a national citation from the AIA. She maintains an avid interest in materials- new, natural and recycled, and in the detailing of form at all scales of invention. Her own work has been published widely. She has been an adjunct Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute since 1999 and since 2010 served as the departmental chair of undergraduate Architecture, the largest private professional degree program in the United States.
Frederick Biehle brings a complementary role to the studio. He represents the fourth generation of a family dedicated to the fine and decorative arts. He has degrees from the University of Virginia and the Harvard GSD after which he relocated to New York City. In 1986 he was awarded the Prix de Rome Fellowship in Architecture allowing him to live and study in Italy for two years. He has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean region researching the architecture and urbanism of antiquity. His drawings have been exhibited in Europe and the United States and published by Places, Space Magazine, and the Harvard Architectural Review. His architectural works have been published widely. He founded his own firm in 1988 and his partnership with Erika Hinrichs ten years after. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and as the Director of the Rome Program at Pratt Institute.