Treanor Welcomes Erin Joseph Machac as Higher Education Principal in Houston

Expanding Texas reach with Houston presence

Treanor today announced that Erin Joseph Machac is joining the firm as a principal in its Higher Education design studio. His Houston location strategically positions Treanor to expand its client base in Texas, which is a firmwide strategic market focus.

Erin brings 25 years of experience managing education projects, project teams, and leading business development efforts. He has managed multi-disciplinary studios dedicated to education of all types, coordinating two firms’ regional and overall efforts within higher education. Erin has extensive experience with a variety of project types, including academics, administration, housing, labs/research, sports, and health sciences.

“Treanor is focused on providing our clients with a high level of expertise in a collaborative and creative design process,” says Dan Rowe, president of Treanor. “We recognize that focus continues with the addition of Erin, both in his expertise and experience, but also in positioning the firm to further serve Treanor clients in Texas.”

“We are excited to bring Erin’s depth of higher education experience and leadership to our clients. The addition of Erin allows us to provide our clients with more comprehensive solutions to their unique challenges,” says Joe Stramberg, Treanor principal and Higher Education studio leader. “We look forward to the positive impact he brings to the Treanor team.”

About Erin

Erin brings a passion for higher education architecture and working with clients that are dedicated to the growth and success of their students. He has been involved with projects for every University System in Texas on more than 25 campuses. His most recent projects are for the Texas A&M University System, the University of North Texas in Denton, Purdue University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Erin focuses on client-centered delivery and cost-effective solutions, building relationships with clients, consulting engineers, construction managers, HUB/MWBE partners, and peer design firms in order to advance how we work, learn, and experience education and wellbeing in our environments.

“I am beyond excited to join Treanor, building on a legacy of great projects across the country, striving to create spaces and places for students, faculty, and researchers that enhances how they live, learn, and advance higher education and the health sciences,” says Erin. “The best part will be achieving this with a team and a company that believes in mirroring internally what we aim to provide to others: a better experience through curiosity, origination, and design.”

Erin’s key project experience includes:

  • Sam Houston State University – Piney Woods Hall (partnered with Treanor)
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Music Science and Learning Center (BMSLC)
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi – New Life Sciences and Engineering Building (Tidal Hall)
  • University of North Texas – Joe Greene Hall and Welcome Center
  • University of Houston – Multi-Disciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB)
  • Purdue University Chaney-Hale Hall for Sciences (STEM)

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