Les grew up on Whidbey Island. Immersed in this dramatic landscape, he developed a reverence for nature which he seeks to express in the work of Eerkes Architects. Les was mentored by Jim Olson and Tom Kundig during his 20 year tenure with Olson Kundig Architects. He was a Principal and Lead Designer at Olson Kundig, blending both of his mentors influences into his work. He was an early adopter of Building Information Modeling in the firm, and brings large firm capabilities to his emerging small practice. In 2015, Les founded Eerkes Architects to spend more time with his family and to continue to explore the relationships of art, technology, and nature in design.
Yea! Bruciato was Published on a Beijing based online design site called gooood! Check their site out at and find out why the have 3.9M social media followers.
Sunny day onsite as Stowaway House nears completion. We are so excited about this project and can't wait to see it complete so our lovely clients can enjoy it!
What an honor to have been Principal in Charge on this Hawaii residence that made the cover of the AD 100 Issue. Special thanks to Tom Kundig Design Principal on the project and the rest of my team at Olson Kundig.
AD100 page 140
So excited to have completed and photographed our Sea House Project. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and scroll through the delicious photos by Kevin Scott.
I couldn't resist this sunny fall morning to head out to the site of our Little Manzanita Bay House and enjoy the fall colors. - Les
Hooray! Our project with Chef Brendan McGill has been published in Gray magazine. Check it out.
Gray No. 36 page 62
February 10, 2017
We finally did it! Website up and mostly operational. Working on more text and graphics but you are able to get the gist of what we are about. Much more to come so check back often. Thanks to Alan for making this happen.
January 27, 2017
Eerkes Architects is so happy to see everyone enjoying the amazing food and drinks at Pizzeria Bruciato. Check out the link to the Eater Seattle Story below and the Bruciato website. Big thanks to everyone involved including the contractor at CDB, Brandon Perhacs for collaborating on the lights, and most importantly, Brendan McGill and his team at Bruciato.