Resume

FIRM HISTORY & EXPERIENCE

 

 

Professional Highlights of Principal Architect Eduardo Francisco Garcia:                                   

  • 40 years of experience as an employee, and business owner in all phases of Architecture:
  • 05 years as intern architect at local San Antonio, TX architectural firms 1978-1983
  • 21 years as business owner of EFG Associates 1983-2004
  • 11 years as Director of Facilities & Maintenance at Southwest ISD 2004-2015
  • 03 years as business owner of EFG Architect 2015-Present
  • Firm stresses design excellence, organization, communication, coordination and decision-making with Owner, Consultants and designated officials involved in projects
  • Professional management experience in both Architecture, General Construction and General Building Maintenance
  • Owner and Owner’s Representative for over a decade
  • Designed, Constructed and owned two multi-family units totaling 238 apartment homes in Converse and San Antonio

 

Education:       Bachelor of Architecture – Five year Design Option Program

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas – 1973-1978 (Dean’s List)

 

Registration:   State of Texas #12028

 

Professional Strengths:

  • Architect, Registered in the State of Texas
  • Owned and operated EFG Associates, Inc. for 21 years (1984-2004 Retired)
  • Director of Facilities & Maintenance at Southwest ISD, San Antonio, Texas (2004-2015 Retired)
  • Actual General Construction experience directly involved as a Project Manager, Estimator and Field Superintendent
  • Experienced in handling all phases of a project from Schematic to Construction Administration
  • Adept at completing projects on time and under budget
  • Computer literate with experience in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, MS

Excel, MS Word,

  • Fluent in Spanish

 

Professional Highlights:

  • Graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978 after completing a tour of duty with the Air Force
  • Developed a variety of professional skills to begin my own practice on November 15, 1983
  • Provided both architectural services and general construction services on several projects
  • Awarded Summer Scholarship to attend the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, 1995
  • 1990 – SBA Award for Excellence, Kelly AFB
  • 1992 – Minority Construction Firm of the Year
  • 1993 – Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee
  • 1996 – President’s Award, AIA San Antonio
  • Experience designing, constructing, developing and partial owner of two apartment complexes in San Antonio
  • Served six years on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Chapter of AIA
  • Served as local AIA Chapter President of San Antonio in 1996
  • U.S. Veteran, 1969-1971

 

Sampling of Architectural Project Experience:

 

 

–             La Cantera Plaza, Eagle Pass

–             J.C Martin Office Building, Laredo

–             Texas Department of Public Safety – Laredo Phase l

–             Naval Air Station, Building 3 Corpus Christi, TX

–             Texas Department of Public Safety – Laredo Phase 2

–             Shadow Creek Apartments, Converse

–             Bandera Pointe Apartments, San Antonio

–             Pin Oak Apartments

–             Sunshine Apartments

–             Pecan Hill Apartments

–             Pecan Hill Community Center

–             Bexar County Parks ‑ Rodriguez

–             Bexar County Parks ‑ Orsinger

–             Sunshine Apt/Maintenance Bldg.

–             La Quinta Inn

–             El Mercado ADA Compliance

–             Riverside Apartments

–             Palo Alto Gym and Natatorium

 

–             Vela Residence

–             EFG Office

–             Bexar County Parks ‑ Mission/Covington

–             Bexar County ‑ Juvenile Center

–             Pecan Hill ‑ Porte Cochere

–             Bexar County Parks – Rodriguez/MacArthur/

Comanche

–             Santa Rosa Professional Pavilion ‑ Dr. Ricardo Riojas

–             Gardendale Community Center

–             Northside I.S.D. Oak Hills Elementary

–             Bazan Branch Library

–             S & B Joint Venture (Steen Bldg.)

–             EFG Residence

–             Bexar County Criminal Justice System

–             Brooks AFB (Legacy Nature Center)

–             S.A.I.S.D. Fidel Tafolla Middle School

–             S.A.I.S.D. Sidney Lanier High School

–             Renovation of Victoria Courts (Intern)

–             Renovation of Wheatly Courts (Intern)

–             Cheryl West Apartments

 

 

Sampling of General Construction Project Experience:

 

 

–             Bandera Pointe Apartments

–             Shadow Creek Apartments

–             Renovated Bldg 48, Randolph AFB

–             Constructed Recreation Supply Bldg

–             Renovated Bldgs 667-669, Ft. Sam Houston

–             DRMO Bldg Upgrade

–             Renovated Child Development Center

–             Replaced Airfield Runway and Taxiway Slabs

–             DRMO Warehouse Upgrade

–             Constructed Sewage System

–             Renovated O’Club Roof and Bldg

–             Relocated Bldg 420

–             Installed New and Repaired Existing Irrigation System

–             Constructed Structural Support for B‑26 Airplane

–             Constructed Recreation Supply Bldg

–             Renovated Chilled Water Line

–             Renovated N. Lariet‑RSU

–             Renovated Cooling Tower at Hospital

–             Renovated Laundry Room 256

–             Constructed Brick Panel Fence ‑ MFH 9029

–             Replaced Fire Alarm

–             Constructed Observation Blind at Nature Trail

–             Repaired/Replaced Airfield Runway Slabs

–             Installed Bus Shelters – Phase 1

–             Constructed Family Camp/RV Spaces & Utilities

–             Renovated Maintenance Shop ‑ Bldg 211

–             Replaced Roofs at Bldgs 449 & 450

–             Renovated X‑ray Room at Hospital

–             Installed Bus Shelters – Phase 2

–             Renovated Training Center –Bldg 316

–             Renovated Chapel‑Bldg 359

–             Upgraded Fire Alarm‑Bldg 77

–             Constructed Recycle Center

–             Renovated Electrical Bldg 19

–             Relocated Bldg 365

–             Renovated Youth Center


 

Sampling Of Recent Professional Growth Seminars:

 

–             Architect’s Essentials of Cost Management

–             Applied Project Management:  Lessons in Day-to Day Management Activities

–             Innovation is More Than Creative Designs – The Best Firms Are Creative in All Aspects of Business

–             The Architect’s Workshop:  The Path to Greater Architectural Freedom with Today’s Structural Steel

–             Managing a Project within a Professional Office

–             Architecture as Performance Art I – Sharpening Your Presentation Skills

–             Case Studies in Project Management Failures:  Lessons Learned from the School of Hard Knocks

–             How to Build Green without Going in the Red

–             A Walk through the International Building Code

–             High Impact Proposals:  26 Elements That Win You Work

–             Focus on Documentation 2003:  New Solutions to Old Problems

–             Adding Value through Mixed-Use Redevelopment

–             Green by Design:  AIA Top Ten

–                                          Architecture as Performance Art II – The Art of Listening

 

Professional Organizations:                            Council of Educational Facility Planners

 

Past Organizations:                                         American Institute of Architects

Texas Society of Architects

AIA San Antonio Chapter

 

Professional References Are Available Upon Request