About EKO Development

Together We Create a Lifestyle

EKO Development is a Project Management firm whose founding partners are Architects, Interior Designers and Building Science Experts with combined experience of over 80 years. Our unique method of Project Management known as Open Book/Full Discloser is contrary to the traditional GC model.

Our business model ultimately saves our clients time & money while ensuring that our design integrity is met. In addition this method encourages our clients to fully participate and understand how and where their construction dollars are spent.

Kurt Otto

President & Partner

Kurt Otto has more than 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and soon joined a premier New Jersey architecture firm.

Here he became the lead designer in residential architecture, project management, and business development. Today, Kurt is successfully running EKO Development and continues to add to his substantial portfolio.

Hans Erdenberger, AIA


Hans started his career in the construction industry working for a large multi-family residential developer before joining a medium sized architectural group in North Jersey. He later joined a large international AE firm as Principal before starting his own firm.​

Hans is a licensed architect since 1987 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT. Hans is a member of the Deans Executive Council and serves on several mentorship committees as well as being a visiting design critic..

Charles Koch, AIA


Charlie started his career working with his father who owned a North Jersey Construction firm. Together they designed and built additions, renovations and new homes. After attending NJIT for architecture, Charlie worked for several architectural firms before co-founding Environetics.

A licensed architect, professional planner and certified interior designer, Charlie has over 28 years of experience and has worked closely with schools, universities and corporate clients completing projects ranging from infrastructure repairs to major developments..

Noah Adler

Project Manager

Noah brings over 10 years of professional building design and construction experience with him to EKO Development, but his passion for architecture has been with him his entire life. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Noah began his career working on high-end hospitality projects in NYC and around the country along with some luxury single-family home projects.

After a couple of stops with other firms working on a multitude of hospitality, healthcare, retail, and luxury NYC townhome projects, Noah has settled down with EKO and is thrilled to have the opportunity to create custom homes in a design-build environment.

A Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey and resident of Bergen County, Noah has project managed several unique and exciting architecture and design projects and looks forward to creating more fantastic spaces with EKO.