Erica Quinones


Erica Quinones is an architect who has worked with nationally recognized firms in Austin, Houston, Seattle, and New York City.  Originally from Houston Texas, Erica received her B. Arch from the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.  Her internship started on the west coast, at a small practice that fostered an acute understanding of building craft in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.  She received an  M.Arch from Parsons School of Design and practiced with LEVENBETTS in New York City.  With the balance of craft and detail from the Pacific Northwest and the design acumen from NYC, Erica Quinones has built a professional portfolio that spans scales and complexities from high-rise student housing to intimate restaurant interiors. She has had the opportunity to collaborate and lead design projects in Austin Texas at Forge Craft, Page, and Clayton Korte.

Erica has her own practice, Design Office EQ based in Austin Texas.  Their work strives to create spaces that are socially grounded and environmentally responsible while also creating beautifully crafted spaces that inspire and delight.

Erica is a licensed architect in Texas and serves as an active member in AIA Austin Women in Architecture. An important aspect to her practice is her passion for mentoring and teaching.  She has taught Foundation Design studios and Visual Communication at Texas A&M School of Architecture as well as teaching at the University of Texas School of Architecture Design 3 Studio.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture, Parsons School of Design | The New School
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  • Architectural Design
  • Detailing and Assembly
  • Visual Communications 
  • Climate Resilience
  • Transformation of Existing Buildings
  • Public Space 

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Michael Holleran

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Claire Townley


Gerlinde Leiding

Professor Emeritus