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
  • 05 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/


–  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