Eric Cheong, currently living in Portland, Oregon, trained as an architect and practices as a hospitality developer, interior designer, sailor and outdoor conservationist.

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                As the principal of North 45 Projects, Cheong is also a James Beard nominated and awarding winning hotelier, architectural and interior designer. He is focused on developing meaningful projects which support the stewardship and revitalization of historic assets and the surrounding communities. Through this lens, design plays a role to bring people closer to history and nature. Recently completed design projects include Snow Peak Long Beach Campfield, a reimagined, four-season camping site set along an idyllic 25-acre plot in Washington state, and Auric Room, a members-only club in Big Sky, Montana, offering a unique and intimate culinary, wine and bourbon experience tied to Lone Mountain Ranch. 
                Currently living in Portland, Oregon, Cheong trained as an architect and practices as a hospitality developer, interior designer, sailor, and outdoor conservationist. Along with North 45 Projects, Cheong is also a partner in Life and Times, a creative hospitality company, which developed and owns Captain Whidbey, Pioneertown Hotel, Red Dog Saloon and The Copper Room. Before starting North 45 Projects, Cheong worked with Ace Hotel Group as Atelier Director at Atelier Ace in Portland (2011–2013) and more recently as the Creative Director of Building (2013–2016) where he oversaw the Atelier’s creative services staff in addition to managing the day-to-day actions of Ace’s in-house architecture and interior design teams. Prior to his work at Atelier Ace, Cheong served as Vice President for Roman and Williams in New York City (2005–2010), where he managed their studio as well as oversaw interior design and execution of all hospitality and retail projects. He has also worked for notable design studios in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Cheong, who grew up as a third culture kid in Savannah, Georgia, received his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech and his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.