Erik Verboon

Erik Verboon

Erik Verboon

Senior Principal

Erik Verboon is the co-founder of Walter P Moore's New York office and serves as the Director of the Enclosure Engineering practice. Trained in both architecture and engineering, Erik brings deep global experience with a focus on the design of complex and high-performance building envelopes for a wide range of building types. Erik's role as Practice Area Leader of the firm's national Enclosure Engineering team is supported by his experience working with a wide variety of façade applications including high-performance, double-skin façades, geometrically complex composite façades, and custom unitized enclosures for both new buildings and existing building retrofits and additions.

His experience in digital design, geometric rationalization, and environmental analysis allow him to bring the highest level of value to his clients while also helping designers deliver projects to the highest level of design sophistication while maximizing performance and minimizing cost. Erik’s portfolio expresses both national and international work with extensive experience in the New York market, bringing expertise in buildings old and new, across academic, commercial, and cultural sectors. In addition to Erik’s professional accolades, he teaches enclosure design at a number of leading universities.

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
In addition to being impressed with the people, the skills, and the history of the practice, the most exciting part about joining WPM was the ability not just to be a team leader but also a practice leader in a very successful company that has strong ambitions to grow.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
I would open a cheese and wine store.
What three words best describe you?
Driven, honest, passionate.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Fruitful collaboration, and shared passion to find innovative solutions to complex problems. And of course, seeing my project built.


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"How Can Engineers Contribute?" Designing the City We Want: Calls to Action in Response to COVID-19, Van Alen Council, March 2021

"More With Less, Less With More," IGS Magazine, Summer 2020

2009 - The role of Special Projects Groups in a multi-disciplinary firm (Authors: Nathaniel Stanton, Erik Verboon)
Innovative Design and Construction Conference - Milan, Italy

2010- S.Converso, Il Progetto digitale per la costruzione / Digital Design for Construction, Maggioli Editore,
"Politecnica" Series, Milano, 2010

2013 - Curtain Wall Systems: A Primer; Ed. Ali Memari; pub. ASCE

2013 - Topo-Facade: Envelope design and fabrication planning using topological mesh representations; Aish,
Fagerstrom, Verboon; Fabricate: Negotiating Design and Making. Fabricate 2014 Conference.

2013 - Plastic-Cast Concrete: Fabrication as Applied Research; Tracyt K. et al.; Fabricate: Negotiating Design
and Making. Fabricate 2014 Conference.