Expertise + Role


Eric McDaniel is a founder and principal of Sora Design

Group, LLC and is a registered architect with over 22

years of professional experience. Over the last 12

years, his focus has been on elevating building

performance through holistic building analysis and

design . He has worked on a diverse range of projects

from small retail to large-scale commercial and

institutional projects in over 11 countries worldwide.

He has been responsible for overseeing and completing

technical studies including energy and daylight

modeling, sustainable site assessments, carbon

assessments, renewable energy feasibility studies, and

energy and water auditing. Prior to Sora Design Group,

Eric has actively consulted on 3 projects pursuing netzero

energy, over 90 projects earning LEED certication

and performed over 250 LEED certication submission

reviews for the Green Building Certication Institute

(GBCI). Two notable projects where his expertise have

been applied is the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Brasilia

and the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.



Clean Water Services - SRG Partnership, Inc.



Project Experience



Over the last 22 years, Eric has worked on numerous residential, commercial and institutional projects.  Some projects include:


     Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR*

     University of Oregon - Lillis Business Complex, Eugene, OR*

     Southern Oregon University - Hannon Library, Ashland, OR*

* denotes work performed at other firms






     BS Architectural Design, Clemson University

     M.Arch, Washington University St. Louis


Energy Modeling & Analysis


Eric has actively consulted on over 75 projects involving performance based analysis, including 3 net-zero energy inspired projects.  Some of the notable projects include:


     Mane Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia, Brazil*

     Columbus Port of Entry, Columbus, NM*

     US Embassy - Tokyo, Japan*






Mane Garrincha Stadium - Mello Castro

Daylight Modeling & Analysis


Eric has performed over 25 daylight analysis studies on various projects, including


     SFO Terminal 2 Lobby/Concourse, San Francisco, CA*

     Valley Hi North Laguna Library, Sacramento, CA

     Redding School of the Arts, Redding, CA*

     Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR*

* denotes work performed at other firms




Columbus Port of Entry - Richter Architects

Valley Hi Laguna Library - Noll + Tam Architects


     How Analyses Can Inform Building Designs

     Buildings Publication, November 2009

     Light and Shadow

     Eco-Structure Magazine, November 2007

     High Performance Building Envelopes:  Optimizing Building


     ed+c Magazine, May 2006

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