Erick Laurila, MA, RPA

Erick Laurila
Principal, Cultural Resources

Erick Laurila is an archaeologist and National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 compliance expert with 20 years of experience assisting tribal, federal, state, municipal, and private clients with cultural resource and historic preservation projects. He received his graduate degree from Northern Arizona University, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. He is a principal at Logan Simson responsible for the management of Logan Simpson’s Arizona cultural resource team. Erick is one of Logan Simpson’s owners and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He has extensive experience planning, managing, and conducting cultural resource studies in support of large-scale infrastructure projects such as transmission lines, water transmission pipelines, and renewable energy facilities such as solar and wind farms as well as federal and state agency land management planning actions. Erick also has extensive experience assisting with tribal coordination and outreach including facilitating meetings, arranging field visits, and presenting to tribal councils. He has extensive experience supporting NEPA reviews for a variety of different projects. Erick has served as a project manager, principal investigator, and field director during his tenure at Logan Simpson, and he also previously managed the firm’s GIS team. In addition to his role as a cultural resource practitioner, he also provides oversight to Logan Simpson’s corporate services group, which is comprised of accounting, human resources, marketing, and information technology teams. Prior to working for Logan Simpson, Erick worked for the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office as well as for the United States Forest Service.