Erick van Egeraat studied at the Technical University Delft, Department of Architecture, Delft, 1974-1984. His final project was 'Urban redevelopment Amsterdam' and 'Thesis on urban design in Holland 1940 -1980'. He received his diploma in 1984 with honourable mention.
In 1995 van Egeraat founded eea Erick van Egeraat associated architects in Rotterdam and Budapest. In 1998 he started an office in London. Between 1983 and 1995 he co-founded Mecanoo and he a was partner in this office until 1995.
Van Egeraat has received numerous awards and honours for projects. He has also taught and given lectures in cities all over the world. eea Erick van Egeraat has exhibited in Berlin and Hamburg. A book was published about the work of Erick van Egeraat in 1998.