Erik Giesen-Fields, Esq., AIA, Leed AP




  • 2014 Doctor of Jurisprudence, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA 
  • 2002 Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1999 Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Professional Experience
  • 2017 Project Architect, Blanco Architecture, Inc, San Rafael, CA
  • 2015 Project Architect, Neumann Sloat Arnold Architects Inc, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 Legal Intern, The Miller Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Legal Intern, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Sole Proprietor, The Architect’s Lab, Albany, CA
  • 2005 Project Architect, Grey, Watt & Partners, LLC, New York, NY
  • 2004 Project Manager, Springline Architects, LLC, St. Thomas, USVI
  • 2002 Designer, Stephen Tilly Architect, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Professional Status

Mr. Giesen-Fields is an attorney and a NCARB certified architect.  His formal education was completed in Minnesota where there is a strong tradition of building enclosure design and research.  He has extensive experience with both residential and commercial building designs.  Erik has worked on a variety of construction systems and building types, from single family wood and metal stud framed residences to steel framed retail and hospitality projects, and developed envelope designs to meet client needs in the Midwest, Northeast, Caribbean, and the Southwest U.S.

Erik's responsibilities include project management, leading forensic investigations, fenestration testing, diagnosing and analyzing building components for defective construction, implementing and administering remedial construction, and litigation support.

Erik is also a chair of the Albany, CA Planning and Zoning Commission.




  • Admitted to the State Bar of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California Architect C-33848
  • New York Architect 034047
  • Leed Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations


  • State Bar of California
  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Organization of Minority Architects

2010 - present

2010 - present