Established in 2001, Eric Alch Design LLC is a design studio focused on Interior Design, including full scale renovations, architectural planning, custom furniture, millwork and the selection of products, finishes, furnishings, and artwork. The firm has completed projects of varying scales and types, indoors and out, from private residences and corporate offices to outdoor kitchens and pool areas.
To each project the firm brings a clear design sensibility and a clean aesthetic point of view, but is not constrained by any one style or methodology. Rather, a personal relationship is established with each client in order to create distinctive solutions specific to their needs and tastes, site conditions and goals. The firm is committed to thoughtful design, a focus on details, both innovative and classic, and an interest in materials and decoration that is original and creative. The small size of the studio guarantees individual attention to all projects, and the firm's success is measured by client satisfaction, referrals, and repeat work with many clients through multiple projects.
Trained as an architect, Eric’s career has evolved toward a focus in Interior Design and interests in furniture, product design, and materials. Prior to opening his own practice in 2001, Eric was an Associate Partner at Skidmore Owings and Merrill where he worked for seven years. While at SOM, Eric led an interior design studio specializing in resort and hospitality projects and designed corporate interiors for JP Morgan, Chase, Citibank, Investcorp International, MetLife, Goldman Sachs, and Solow Management. He also took the lead on the departments’ high-end residential projects. Prior to SOM, Eric spent six years on projects for Baruch College at Davis Brody Associates and was a senior architectural and interior designer for the Newman Library and Administration Center and The Multiple Sclerosis Society Headquarters in New York. He has also worked on a range of residential and institutional historic renovations in New York and Boston. Eric has won a Felissimo Design Recognition award and his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Contract Design, Design Space, Hamptons Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and House and Garden. Eric has a graduate degree in architecture from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he has a post-graduate certificate in Product and Furniture Design from Parsons School of Design, and is a NCIDQ Certificate Holder.
Dean joined Eric Alch Design in 2005, and leads design and management of the firm’s larger projects. In his over 20 year professional career, he has gained extensive experience on multiple job types of all scales and levels of complexity. Prior to joining EAD, at firms including Gluckman Mayner Architects, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Dean has been involved in the design and management of projects such as The Perelman Building at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, and private houses in Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Amagansett, NY, and Sagaponack, NY. Dean received his graduate degree in architecture from Columbia University, undergraduate degrees from NCSU School of Design, and has a post-grad Certificate in Green Building Design from The Cooper Union. He is also a LEED Green Associate, a NCIDQ Certificate Holder, and has taught at The NYC College of Technology.