Erickson Díaz-Cortés

As an architectural designer, Erickson dedicates his time towards conceptualizing and creating exciting and provocative designs and ideas. His work at KITE includes a variety of institutional, residential, and community-driven projects and proposals. 

Originally from Puerto Rico and South Florida, his interest in art and architecture led him to obtain his Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree at the University of Central Florida and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of South Florida. His graduate thesis focused on Queer Space in the built environment. Erickson defines Queer Space as a fluctuating space that is defined by a set of relationships between queer people, queer aesthetics, and queer intent/usage.

In addition to his architectural work, Erickson is an artist and with drawing as his preferred method. He has exhibited his work in numerous galleries both online and in person throughout the country. He enjoys the ability to practice both art and architecture simultaneously and believes both practices inform and influence each other every day. He moved to Rhode Island in 2021 and is excited to contribute to the creative culture in the area.