About Us

Intersections are places to meet, greet, serve, trade, collaborate, compete, rest, worship, mentor, learn, perform, and to be entertained. We design intersections so that people can be themselves while becoming their best. Our multi-discipline team approach aligns the architect, engineer, financier, and construction manager to literally work side by side through every stage of the project.


Christopher Lauriat, AIA, NCARB Director of Architecture
chris@intersect.studio

In 15 years of architectural practice, Chris has designed ministry facilities, mixed-use and residential developments, single family homes, a Ronald McDonald House, office interiors, restaurants, and multimedia installations. He is an adjunct professor at Judson University and Wheaton College, focusing on design studios as well as digital representation and fabrication courses.

Ian Bryan Hoffman, AIA Consulting Architect

Ian contributes both creative and technical capacity to Intersect. He is an architect, with special expertise in acoustic design. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and adaptation of spaces for worship, performance, learning, and living. Ian has also served as professor of both architecture and acoustics, currently leading the graduate program in acoustics at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Jeffrey Perkis Architectural Project Manager

Jeff comes to Intersect Studio with experience designing civic, retail, and office spaces. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. Jeff enjoys woodworking and brings that attention to detail to his design work. He started Story Wood, an initiative to repurpose urban timber that would otherwise be discarded.

Dennis A. Ehrman Founder, Consultant
dennis@churchbuilding.com

Dennis has over 35 years of construction industry experience and 25 years of chief executive experience. Dennis has strong leadership and managerial skills for the projects he undertakes. His ability to analyze and resolve design, technical and financial issues, as well as formulate action plans is essential to his role.

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