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e3 design was envisioned by ebru ela ercan based upon a philosophy of creating holistic spaces from the inside out. Every part from the exterior to the interior contribute to the cohesive and meaningful making of the entire structure. e3 design is a firm that believes in design excellence, creating spaces and objects for people to explore and the discovery of places and objects that reveal themselves in the materials and details. e3 design is an ‘idea house’- the realm where possibility and reality meet. The focus of the firm is not in attaining the largest commission, but finding opportunities to explore ideas, themes, and details at every scale while at the same time responding to a client’s needs, the context of a room, or to a building site.

e3 design routinely consults not only with private clients but also with architectural firms, interior design firms, developers, and contractors. Teaming with other disciplines strengthens the holistic approach of the design process. e3 design believes in a hands-on approach from the first sketch to the successful completion of the project. The firm strives to combine ability, experience and effective solutions which meet the needs, desires, cost factors, and goals to achieve the vision of the client.

As Founding Principal, ebru incorporates many layers in her designs and creations. The layers stem from her rich Turkish heritage, her world travels, and her exposure to both living and working in the United States and in Turkey. These layers encompass ideas, culture, textures, materials, and design. ebru brings a wide breadth of experience in the design field with over 18 years of project experience in hospitality, resorts, higher education, office, corporate, mixed-use, residential, small commercial, interior design, retail, conference and convention centers.

ebru has a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is a Registered Architect in the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina. Additionally, her civic and professional organization memberships include:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • LEED Accredited Professional

ebru is also a member of the Architectural Advisory Council at the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction at Auburn University.