Executive Updates

Cawley Architects Names Bob Erickson the Firm’s New Project Director

Cawley Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Project Director Robert (Bob) Erickson, AIA, to its growing team of talented industry professionals, bringing more than 30 years of architecture experience to the firm.

Erickson will lead Cawley’s architectural project managers through the design, procurement approval, construction documents and construction administration process for clients in the commercial and retail market sector.

Erickson joins Cawley after serving as a vice president at Corgan Associates for 23 years. He opened the Arizona Corgan office in 2004 to assist the company plan for

national growth across the West and Southwest. He produced and successfully delivered permitted construction documents for hundreds of projects of every scale and magnitude. Projects included education, aviation, commercial, healthcare and mission critical facilities.

“It is rare when you find a talent like Bob, who can join your company and immediately provide both architectural and corporate leadership,” said Sherm Cawley, AIA, SIOR, President/Founder of Cawley Architects. “Bob is a welcome addition to the Cawley family. We will continue to create and collaborate as Cawley envisions its bright future.”

Erickson’s work highlights include:

  • Spearheading the first K-12 Geo-Thermal project in Arizona at the Washington Elementary School District.
  • Creating, co-authoring, and managing the 2020 case study “Transforming Schools into Temporary Hospital Centers for Non-COVID-19 Patients.”
  • Project Manager on multiple aviation airport/hangar designs for numerous airline and corporate clients such as Southwest, Delta and Exxon-Mobil.
  • Project manager for St. Luke’s Medical Center 5th floor geriatric psychiatric unit renovation; lobby refurbishment; burn unit renovation; and emergency OPS renovation and addition (Tempe).

Erickson served as Program Manager for the Marana Unified School District’s Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 school. That project garnered numerous national, regional, and local educational design awards including Spring 2020 Learning By Design Grand Prize; 2020 AZRE RED Award for Education Project of the Year; ENR SW 2020 Best Project – Award of Merit; and 2020 IIDA SW K-12 Education Award of Merit.

“Throughout my career, I have had the fortunate opportunity to work for an array of clients in many different market sectors giving me an invaluable amount of architectural design and client management experience,” Erickson said.

Erickson is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has been a member of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) and has sat on the City of Phoenix Desert View Village Planning Committee.

Erickson was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a minor in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned a Master of Architecture degree from OU.

Away from the office Erickson enjoys outdoor activities with his family including hiking, camping, traveling, and playing golf. He gives back to the community volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, the Arizona Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Heart and Hammers (in Dallas, Texas)