Senior Principal

Eric Swanson


“Creating structures that respond responsibly to the natural world is crucial.”

Eric Swanson seeks to bring the beauty and harmony of nature into the built environment. An intuitive steward, Eric’s designs seek to understand and incorporate physical attributes of a building’s location alongside the cultural values and core mission of the client. During his decades-spanning career at Ballinger, he has led the design of complex healthcare, research, and educational buildings, all while championing compassion, critical inquiry, and stewardship of resources.

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Academic, Healthcare, Science, Workplace


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Building Science



Years at Ballinger



Challenge Seekers: Ballinger on Boards

May 06, 2024

Exterior of University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital

Ground Breaks on Strong Memorial Hospital Expansion Project

September 28, 2023

Exterior of Grand View Hospital at dusk

Grand View Hospital Opens New Pavilion

June 01, 2023

Inova Oakville Health Center Tops Out

May 22, 2023

Rendering of exterior of Inova Alexandria Hospital

Design Plans for Inova Alexandria Hospital at Landmark Officially Released

December 13, 2022

Up close of trees with a section of a building in the background

Biophilia in Fall: An Everlasting Vision of the Ever-Changing View

November 17, 2022

exterior of Penn Medicine Radnor building

Penn Medicine Radnor Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

November 17, 2022

exterior of Penn Medicine Radnor building

Penn Medicine Radnor in Urban Land Magazine

October 24, 2022

exterior of Penn Medicine Radnor Building

Penn Medicine Radnor Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

August 17, 2022

Architectural rendering of landscaping outside 155 Radnor office building

A Workplace Rooted in Nature

June 10, 2022

Birds-eye view of Chester County Hospital and rooftop garden

LEED Silver awarded to Chester County Hospital

June 02, 2022

Penn Medicine Radnor Featured at Facades + Conference

March 08, 2022

Facades for Future-Forward Hospital Design

February 21, 2022

Penn Medicine Radnor Awarded LEED Gold

January 21, 2022

2021 AIA Philadelphia Design Awards

December 07, 2021

Penn Medicine, Location: Radnor PA, Architect: Ballinger Architects

Penn Medicine Radnor Wins 2021 AIA Pennsylvania Architecture Honor Award

November 23, 2021

Photograph of the Inova Eastern Region Oakville at Potomac Yard

Inova Eastern Region Oakville at Potomac Yard Breaks Ground

November 16, 2021

Architectural rendering of the lobby of Grand View Health

Grand View Health Expansion Tops Out

October 18, 2021

Penn Medicine, Location: Radnor PA, Architect: Ballinger Architects

Penn Medicine Radnor Wins National AIA Healthcare Design Award

August 12, 2021

Penn Medicine Radnor selected as Finalist in Healthcare Design Showcase

August 11, 2021

Welcome Addition

August 06, 2021

Penn Medicine Radnor Published in Architectural Record

July 09, 2021

AIA AAH Committee Tours Penn Medicine Radnor

May 14, 2021

Penn Stemmler Hall Achieves LEED Gold

February 16, 2021

Cohen Hospital Shortlisted for Interior Design Best of Year Award

December 22, 2020

Stemmler Hall Wins BD+C Reconstruction Award

December 22, 2020

Judging a Book by Its Cover

November 02, 2020

NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens

August 03, 2020

Maternity Center Offers Privacy and Distancing to All

July 31, 2020

Patient-Centric Design

July 17, 2020

Accelerating Change through Evidence-Based Design

June 25, 2020

DHK Center Wins BD+C Building Team Award

May 20, 2020

Philadelphia-Based Researchers Work Towards COVID-19 Vaccine in Ballinger-Designed Labs

April 28, 2020

Penn Medicine Radnor Displayed in Architecture for Health Showcase

April 15, 2020

Main Line Today Highlights Radnor Development

April 03, 2020

David H. Koch Center Achieves LEED Gold

March 04, 2020

Ballinger to Lead Tour of Penn Medicine Radnor

February 21, 2020

Wellness by Design

December 04, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Wins Award of Merit

November 03, 2019

AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design

October 01, 2019

Grand View Health Announces Expansion Plans

September 26, 2019

Stemmler Hall Named Groundbreaker Award finalist

August 20, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Wins European Healthcare Design Awards

June 21, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Receives Top Award

June 17, 2019

European Healthcare Design Awards Recognize NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center

June 01, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Imaging and Surgical Suite Provides First-of-its-Kind Clinical Care

May 31, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center featured on ArchDaily

April 17, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Center Cover Story in Healthcare Design

March 05, 2019

Feel the Biophilia: Humanizing Healthcare Design

December 20, 2018

Reading HealthPlex October Cover Story in Healthcare Design

October 16, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian Sets the Bar for Contemporary Hospital Design

September 21, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian’s David H. Koch Center Featured in Metropolis

September 13, 2018

DHK@NYP interior

NYP’s David H. Koch Center named Best Healthcare Project of 2018 by ENR

August 14, 2018

Design for Penn’s “Evans Building Centennial Renaissance” Achieves LEED Gold

June 28, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Operating Room of the Future featured in The Wall Street Journal

May 29, 2018

Award winners

Ballinger Recognized at the Design + Health 12th World Congress

July 15, 2017

Reading Hospital

Ballinger Presents at the Design + Health 12th World Congress

July 14, 2017

Community Design Collaborative Ballinger

Ballinger’s Partnership with the Community Design Collaborative Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal

April 06, 2017

Tradeline Report: Retrofit or Renovate?

August 17, 2016

Academic Medical Centers - Ballinger

Ballinger Helps Academic Medical Centers Move Beyond State-of-the-Art to Anticipate the Road Ahead

October 06, 2015

LEED Gold - Ballinger

UMMC Shock Trauma Achieves LEED Gold

July 28, 2015