rad designs, owned and operated by Eric Blodnikar is a
full-service, design-focused architecture and design firm that is committed to
design excellence as well as client satisfaction. Collaboration between
designer, client and contractor are core fundamentals to a successful project
outcome that rad designs strives to achieve no matter the project type
experience includes office (base building and interiors), residential (single
and multi-family), retail, entertainment, landscape design, and product
The firm’s most recent work focuses on residential renovations, single family rowhouse
conversions, light commercial and multi-family projects located in the
Washington DC area. Although we are always
looking to expand upon our knowledge base a take on new challenges.
Eric is available for freelance contract work and full time
employment with your firm if the fit is good.
Please explore this site and check back as it's a constant work in progress.Local references available.
Mr. Eric Blodnikar, with
over 15 years of experience, has participated in the design, development and
documentation of a diverse breadth of architectural projects. Eric’s early
career experience lies in base building office and commercial office interior
design. More recent projects include residential (single and
Multi-family), historic adaptive reuse, retail and entertainment. He has
also dabbled in landscape, product design, product display, graphic arts and
consistently brings a creative eye to any design challenge.
renovation to his 1908 Adam Morgan rowhouse, where he acted as architect,
project manager, GC, permit expeditor, carpenter and often hands-on laborer.
Eric converted an obsolete single family home into a modern, energy efficient,
and separately metered 2-unit flat with the ability to add a future 3
floor. Historic rawness and clean modern aesthetics are expressed
throughout. The wealth of experience
gained through this project Eric now applies to his ever growing adaptive reuse
and residential project portfolio.
In 2012 Eric worked with
a newly formed commercial interiors firm named Wingate Hughes Architects and
contributed design and project management skills to a series of noteworthy
commercial office interior projects with a very high degree of client
satisfaction. Project profiles on this
site include, NCLUD, Canvas.Co/Work and Living Social on NY Ave.
While at Hickok Cole
Architects from 2003-2009, Eric contributed to the firm's design
portfolio and quality of deliverables on a variety of projects, including
those highlighted throughout this website. As Project Architect and
Assistant Project Designer, Eric assumed many project management
responsibilities and achieved a high level of client satisfaction.
Previously Eric worked
at Alliance Architecture in Annapolis, MD, creating dynamic interior office
designs for national and international law firms. He also worked for
Bechtel Power Corporation and Profitt & Pryor Architects in Frederick,
Earning his Bachelor of
Architecture with honors in 1999 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University along with a minor in industrial design Eric’s natural hands on
material research and creative design exploration were the foci of his studies.
His thesis study focused upon the adaptive reuse of a flour and feed mill
complex into an interactive art museum and community arts center.
Eric’s attention to
detail, cross-industry insight, creative concept design, and passion for his
projects make him a valuable member of every project team.