What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
US Green Building Council, LEED acredited profesional.
Regular continuing education related to license renewal.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
To get started , ENRdesign will personally meet with you to discuss the existing conditions and context of your property, your desired goals & usage, the design process, schedule & budget expectations and other options, as well as review sample portfolio projects.
Project phases typically include:
PRELIMINARY DESIGN (25% of architectural fee): field measurements & photos, establishment of code parameters, drawing of existing conditions, green options, design scheme sketches and thumbnail cost estimates, supplemental concept media, such as models & renderings, finalized CAD concept plan, and itemized cost estimate draft. This phase establishes the options and feasibility of the project. With this information, the Owner can begin dialogues with prospective contractors.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION (60% of architectural fee): working drawings (plans, elevations, details, fixture/equipment/finish schedules), structural & mechanical plans, selection of materials, colors, fixtures & equipment, specifications, construction and finish details, updated cost estimate, assistance with permit submittals and contractor bidding. This phase develops the working tools to construct the project.
CONSTRUCTION MONITORING (15% of architectural fee): assistance with tracking design intent and quality control during construction, frequent, periodic site observation visits, facilitation of communication between Owner and Contractor, supplemental clarification details, review subcontractor submittals and progress payment requests, substantial completion observation & punch lists. This phase provides the quality control for successful execution.
Often the architectural agreement is a two-part arrangement. Initially the Preliminary Design phase is the initiating contract and can be flexible, such as an hourly rate with a not-to-exceed limit. Once the scope of the project and budget are established, a fixed fee is agreed upon for Construction Documentation with Construction Monitoring as an additional add-on.
This is the essence of the ENRdesign project process. The entire project schedule can vary widely, depending on the scope of work. For example, for a simple bath remodel, the entire architectural and construction schedule may range between 2-4 months, however, a new home may take 12-24 months.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love art, engineering and working independently. The architectural practice is a perfect fit. Previously worked in the biomedical manufacturing industry and have also built and remodeled three homes, doing 90% of the trades myself.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Analysis and documentation of existing conditions, site & structures.
Preliminary feasibility, site and program studies, code reviews
Design sketches, plans and models
3D Computer and handmade models & renderings
Preliminary and itemized cost estimates
Systems, equipment and fixture selections
Interior & exterior material, color and finish selections
Custom cabinet and millwork design
Health, environmental and resource conservation design considerations
Client project web access
Complete construction, permit and bidding documentation
CA Title-24 energy compliance calculations
Structural design, details & calculations
Lighting, landscape and hardscape design
Oversight committee presentations
Construction monitoring/site visits
US Green Building Council Certification
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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Settled into the open prairie space of the residential Watauga, TX neighborhood, the Watauga Community Center looms smaller than it really is. Its design language of stepped clerestory linear windows bring the mass of the gymnasium scale down to a friendly, inviting scale.
Architect Eric N. Rohlfing, in collaboration with LBL Architects, designed the 20ksf Watauga Community Center and park master plan.
Amenities include: lobby, gymnasium, weight room, multi-purpose room, game room, art-craft-kiln room, classrooms, locker rooms, offices, lobby, exterior walkways, terrace and parking among existing native oaks. The 15 acre park site also features an existing senior center facility and proposed future natatorium, soccer fields and additional parking.
The linear organization of the recreation center lobby will link to the future expansion and is abundantly lit with a ribbon of clerestory windows and skylights. The transparency between spaces via glass partitioning, facilitates natural lighting, exterior views, spaciousness, security, and the interconnection of activity between rooms. Likewise, the gymnasium, weight room and control center are also visually connected to each other and to the exterior with north glazing, glass partitions and clerestory windows.
Surfaced-ground, exposed aggregate concrete block, brick, aluminum storefront glazing, standing seam galvanized roofing, exposed structural steel, stainless steel hardware, and clear varnished wood millwork comprise the Texas contemporary palette of materials.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
With combined, hand-on architectural and biotech mechanical engineering design experience, ENRdesign.com is seasoned with the diversity of planning, designing and building high-end custom homes, custom home remodels, residential hardscapes and landscapes, community centers, park master plans, religious facilities, medical & commercial manufacturing facilities, machine tooling and furniture. It is our passion that the art of design transcend pragmatic functionality. While considering fresh solutions beyond the conventional, we embrace innovation, sustainability, context, and intuitive sculptural principles.
All of our work at ENRdesign.com is tempered with a balance of environmentally responsible and health-conscious choices toward a durability fit for a lifetime. Contemporary, forthright detailing of the finest materials emphasizes the inherent natural colors and textures into a timeless palette that will season over years of satisfaction.