Racine native Eric Halbur was named as an owner of Abacus Architects after he worked at the company for four years as a designer, project manager, and office manager.

Based in Milwaukee, Abacus Architects designs corporate buildings, senior living facilities, and educational facilities. In his tenure, Halbur helped the firm by implementing its software technology. The company focuses on relational architecture, which means the architects design the buildings so that they connect people and places.

“His creative approach involves listening to the client’s wishes, then developing design options that both meet expectations and push beyond them,” according to a press release. “Exploration is critical to Eric for not missing a detail or a direction that might make a difference. Overall, Eric strives to make the process enjoyable for clients. He understands that they are making a significant investment in their new building; all the more reason for it to be a pleasurable experience.”

Abacus Architects, an employee-owned firm, was started by three architects and a civil engineer in 2003 who value clients’ priorities, not architects’ egos.

“We apply our expertise in architecture, civil engineering, interior design, lean concepts and consulting, master planning, facility and site studies, and construction administration to help our clients maximize their success,” according to the press release.

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