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Our Concept

The Estudio Approach

Estudio is a specialized full service architectural and interior design firm. Our goal is to give form to our clients’ needs and vision. As a new and growing MBE, DBE and HUB certified firm, Estudio offers solid experience in programming, strategic planning, interior architecture, workplace design, and architecture. We have earned our experience through years of participation in other firms, and by fulfilling key roles and responsibilities on projects that range from local to international.

Above all we are Project Integrators – we believe that through our experience and the use of BIM Technology our clients, constructors, and consultants are better informed and immersed in the project delivery. Our integration process improves client satisfaction, refines project delivery, and hones risk management.

Each of our projects strives to enrich one's interaction with space, light, context, materials, and craftsmanship through the experience of architecture. It is our belief that exemplary architecture not only provides functional space, but acts as a lens through which we view, understand, and appreciate the natural and man-made world. In this way, architecture can offer order, beauty, and inspiration. Architecture, as we view it, is art.

It is our belief that architecture should be harmoniously linked to micro climate, context, and both local and global sites. As a result, we promote the sale and use of local building materials, employ energy and resource-efficient design strategies, and actively practice green architecture. In conjunction with these aims, we produce designs which are bold and unique to each client and site.

Our methods and practices are tested and reviewed on site where their performance can be evaluated. In this way, we can provide inventive and creative designs for environmentally and socially responsible residential, commercial, and public projects.

Our Story

About Us

  • Fabricio Esquivel

    Fabricio Esquivel

    Principal

    Fabricio Esquivel is a co-founder and partner of Estudio. Fabricio manages and designs according to his clients’ style and utilizes a team that is eager to learn and build on that vision. He believes that “each client creates a new challenge and opportunity to shape an environment, reflect their goals, and highlight their brand in an amazing space”.

    Experienced as a ground-up Project Manager and Designer, Fabricio’s on-the-spot problem solving makes him a valuable resource to every client. He believes in frequent client interaction and feels that open communication will result in a notable project and satisfied clients. According to Fabricio, “It’s about personal contact, beginning each day as a collaborative effort and sorting collected information into usable data”.

    Fabricio’s work on the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology helped the academic campus become certified as the world’s largest LEED project and the first in the Middle East to receive LEED Platinum certification. Mr. Esquivel holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University Of Houston College Of Architecture.

  • Manuel Esquivel

    Manuel Esquivel

    Principal, AIA, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

    Manuel Esquivel AIA is a co-founder and partner of Estudio. Mr. Esquivel has over 19 years of significant Strategic Planning, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Project Management and Operations experience. He brings the working knowledge of large workplace consolidations, mergers, +1m square foot projects, mega project delivery and administration, and global operation/business understandings to his clientele.

    Prior to Estudio Mr. Esquivel was Vice President and Senior Project Manager with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK). During his tenure at HOK, he was the Assistant Project Director and Operational Manager for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), worked to develop the Preferred Partner Network, supported the Middle East and Africa Operations Team, and globally assisted Project Management Strategies.

    Prior to HOK, Mr. Esquivel led project teams for PDR Corp. Mr. Esquivel holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University Of Houston College Of Architecture, is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas and is a LEED Green Associate.

  • Kevin Shumbera

    Kevin Shumbera

    Principal, BIM Manager

    Kevin Shumbera is Estudio’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager. With over 6 years of significant BIM experience in both Architecture and Interior Architecture, Kevin has expanded the use of BIM through REVIT at Estudio. BIM is now the preferred platform for design, construction documentation, and construction administration.

    Kevin believes that BIM is a significant aspect of the design and construction documentation process. BIM allows the owner a faster view of the design possibilities while at the same time creating the foundation for the required documentation. He believes that Estudio’s "BIM documents in design and construction are better and clearer for the contractor to build from", allowing for a more successful and cost-effective project.

    Kevin also enjoys collaborating with his team and helps maintain a positive synergy. When designing and detailing projects, Kevin focuses on engaging the imagination - offering the ability to each client to see their projects inside and out.

  • Awards

  • Professional Service Subcontractor - MS/DBE Subcontractor Award

    Houston Airport System

    May, 2013

Our Skills

A Journey of Experience

Architecture

  • Programming
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Building Evaluation
  • Site Tour and Selection
  • Test Fitting and Space Planning
  • Security and Technology Assessment
  • Documentation
  • Construction Review
  • Code, Zoning and Planning Studies
  • Urban Planning Studies
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Lending Packages

Interiors

  • Programming
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Building Evaluation
  • Site Tour and Selection
  • Test Fitting and Space Planning
  • Security and Technology Assessment
  • Documentation
  • Construction Review
  • Fabric and Finish Boards
  • Urban Planning Studies
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Lending Packages

Construction Management

  • Programming
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Building Evaluation
  • Site Tour and Selection
  • Test Fitting and Space Planning
  • Security and Technology Assessment
  • Documentation
  • Construction Review
  • Fabric and Finish Boards
  • Urban Planning Studies
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Lending Packages

Furniture

  • Furniture Evaluation
  • Furniture Consultation
  • Inventory Cataloging
  • Furniture Selection and Specification
  • Furniture Mock-ups
  • Room Accessory Selection
  • Custom Furniture and Carpet Design
  • Art Consultation

Project Management

  • Budgeting and Value Engineering
  • Scheduling
  • Owner Representation
  • Contract Bid Evaluation
  • Project Coordination
  • Move Coordination
  • Project Closeout

Visualization & Graphics

  • Photoreal CG Interor Imagery
  • Photoreal CG Exterior Imagery
  • Photo Montage
  • CG Animations
  • Way Finding
  • Brochures
  • Stacking Plans

Project Gallery

  • Prior Experience

Contact Estudio

Tel:(713) 433 5000
Fax: (832) 565 8900
E-mail: mail@estudioarchitecture.com

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Our Clients

  • George Bush International Airport
  • Continental Airlines
  • Houston Airport System
  • Port of Houston Authority
  • Houston Midtown Association
  • Harrisburg Clinic
  • TSM Group
  • Huntington Condominiums
  • Four City Construction
  • Houston Metro
  • Cameron International
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • YMCA
  • HISD
  • Stone Construction
  • Wellington Properties
  • Wu Properties
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Knights of Columbus

Career-long client experience includes projects with:

  • Schlumberger
  • Shell Oil
  • ExxonMobil
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Vital
  • Houston Community College
  • Continental Airlines
  • The King Abdullah University
  • Baylor Clinics and Hospitals
  • Hooks Airport
  • Texas Right to Life
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