Born: Rochester, N.Y., U.S.
Erika Abbondanzieri is a licensed architect practicing in the city of Buffalo. She received her Masters of Architecture from the University at Buffalo and has previously worked in Portland, Oregon. She is currently an associate at Watts Architecture & Engineering in Buffalo. Abbondanzieri’s focus is on how children and adults interact with and experience the built environment, with an emphasis on designs that playfully engage users. Abbondanzieri has taught at the university level, and serves on Buffalo Architecture Foundation’s Architecture + Education committee. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional. 
Abbondanzieri is a founding member of Trans Empire Canal Corporation (TECC), a Buffalo-based collective responsible for the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s 2014 multi-year project “Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition in Four Phases,” informally referred to as the “art barge.”
 Adapted from http://teccorp.org/erika-abbondanzieri/. Accessed 8/12/2014.