Ms. Sarah L. Erickson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal Architect

Ms. Erickson obtained her Bachelor of Architecture Degree at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and is a Colorado Registered Architect. Ms. Erickson is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and has a LEED AP Credential from US Green Building Council.

Ms. Erickson has extensive experience in forensic building envelope investigation of residential and commercial structures including investigation of construction defects. These investigations include services such as:

  • Intrusive Testing to Evaluate the Performance of Building Veneers and Moisture Management Systems
  • Intrusive Testing Protocols
  • Opinion and Repair Recommendation Reports
  • Architectural Consulting
  • Forensic Building Envelope Investigations to Determine Causation of Moisture Infiltration and/or Construction Deficiencies
  • Allocation Reports

Serving as an expert witness for both Plaintiff and Defendant construction defect cases, Ms. Erickson has provided her expert services at depositions, trials, and arbitrations for numerous cases throughout Colorado.

Ms. Erickson has also provided architectural services for programming and design, construction documents, and construction administration for commercial, retail, restaurant, and office projects.

Some of Ms. Erickson’s expertise in building veneers includes exterior insulation finish system, stucco, masonry, stone, manufactured stone, and metal panel assemblies. In addition, Ms. Erickson has experience with storefront systems, decorative metal and wood awnings, sloped and low slope roof systems, and fire-resistive assemblies.

The broad scope of services Ms. Erickson has experience in includes, however is not limited to, the following:

  • Design
  • Document Review and Coordination
  • Construction Coordination Services for Developers
  • Code Review
  • Construction System Selection
  • Finish Material Selection
  • Model Energy Code Compliance
  • Project Specification Writing
  • Construction Detailing
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Observations
  • Building Cladding
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