Erik joined Granoff Architects in 1999 and was promoted to Principal in 2016. Erik infuses his passion for design and diverse expertise into all manner of projects. A seasoned design professional, Erik continues to bring the same enthusiasm and skill to every aspect of his work: from the careful development of the smallest detail, to the comprehensive design and construction of large, multi-building village developments. Mr. Zambell is a leader in the firm’s Commercial Architecture studio.
A native mid-westerner, Erik grew up in Ohio, where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Architecture Degrees from the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University (in 1994 and 1996, respectively). Erik has also studied urban planning and design at the prestigious Architecture Association (AA) in London. He has a love for contemporary philosophy and art, two disciplines that greatly influences his architecture and building design. Erik is inspired by the combination of these more theoretical pursuits with the reality of construction: he has extensive hands-on experience with furniture design and construction, as well as custom home building and steel plant factory construction.
Erik is a registered architect in the State of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He lives in Roslyn, NY with his family in a home that he designed and built. The Zambells are active in the local community through organizations such as the Brower’s Hill Civic Association, Temple Judea, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Tender Loving Care Foundation.