SERVICES

"Eric was very professional, knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure we understood the phases of a major remodel and all of the associated considerations with each phase. I would certainly recommend him." 

Christine H. , Camarillo, CA

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Eric N. Rohlfing, Architect, LEED-AP, CA# C-29654

With combined, hand-on architectural and biotech mechanical engineering design experience, ENRdesign 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 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.

Let ENRdesign provide you with attentive, personalized service:

 
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
 
Sustainable/Green consulting
 
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
     

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 (30% 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 (70% 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 (additional 20% 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.