Franklin Garcia

Franklin Garcia

New Orleans, LA, US

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I am an architect, construction manager, designer, artist, and renaissance businessman who brings my artistic vision to the world of design and architecture. Because of the breadth and depth of my professional expertise, I am able to provide clients with bespoke services that are specifically tailored to their unique needs. Whereas many architects are not involved beyond the typical design phase, I work with my clients throughout all phases of design and construction to ensure that their vision is executed with precision. By building a relationship with my clients, subcontractors, and vendors as I bring their vision to life, I am able to maximize efficiency and understanding beyond what is possible when architectural and construction management services are separate.

My unique client-centric service also allows me to deliver VIP service with greater satisfaction, enhanced value, and fewer delays. Being bilingual further enables me to communicate with contractors and subcontractors with ease and to ensure that the vision that my client and I have designed is executed exactly to their wishes.

In furtherance of my continued effort to deliver maximum value to my clients, I have also cultivated a unique opportunity to collaborate with clients in their investment property projects by offering my comprehensive professional services for a percentage of the ultimate sale price of the property. Through this unique structure, I am able to deliver specialized architectural and construction management services without any out-of-pocket expenses to clients where projects are conducive to this type of partnership.

If you are in need of architectural and construction management services, if you are a real estate investor who wishes to explore a partnership in your next project, or if you are an architect who is curious about finding unique ways to offer your own clients greater value and innovative processes, then I would love to hear from you! 


Acadia Design Development, New Orleans, LA, US, Principal

Partner at Acadia Architecture LLC. Worked in Office business development. Currently Bringing Multi-family residential clients from New Jersey, New Oncology Hospital Center in Honduras, New Orleans VA Hospital Clients, as well Multiple single family renovation/ Construction Management in New Orleans. Developed
LiveWork™ family scheme with 93% efficiency focused on post Covid19 passive and active clean air strategies, Developed Investor’s Proforma for the A&E team to be a passive investor for Near Atlanta based types LiveWork™ projects

Jan 2021 - current

Vali Cooper International, New Orleans, LA, US, Construction manager, Senior Architect

e Veterans Affair Eastern Colorado Denver Hospital, Denver VA. Architect of Record for Department Of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve. During the construction of Southeast Louisiana Veterans Hospital, Mr. Garcia provided consulting services to the Contract Officer for eight year of the construction duration of the project. Part of his scope of work was to provide solutions and to propose resources to complex site environments that impacted time and budget. Furthermore Mr. Garcia worked closed with the VA Director of facilities management where his roles as FFE coordinator was pivotal for the end user.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2020

Versar, Senior Architect, Construction Manager

Senior Architect Project and Construction Manager, Consultant for the New Orleans Veterans Hospital, Construction Management Services for Contract Officers, performed field inspections, assisted the client on Quality Control and Quality assurance items, punch list, as well managed a team of construction consultants to provide excellence type of services to the client.

Jan 2013 - Aug 2015

DIRT PLUS, Principal freelance

Managed an array of consultants from programming all the way to construction in the Greater New Orleans Area. Head of outreach programs as well Quality assurance, Quality Control, Contracting, project cost estimates, Construction Administration services, Construction Management Services.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Biller Partners, N, Project Manager

Managed a team of designers and consultants For the New Orleans African American Museum. Mr. Garcia met with clients and consultants to set milestones on the aforementioned project which followed SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) guidelines as well HDLC requirements.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

HWA + Crescent city aciation, N, Project Manager

Managed a team of designers and consultants for multiple higher education types of projects located in Jefferson, Parish, Orleans Parish, and Baton Rouge. Mr Garcia completed higher education projects from the programming phase all the way through construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction
Design team member for the $826 Million New Terminal in New Orleans

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Architects Southwest, Lafayette, LA, US, Project Manager

Managed multiple projects from programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. Mr. Garcia building typology included Higher education, civic, corporate, traditional neighborhood development, mixed use projects, medical office buildings, strong residential design (TND) and mixed use exposure, and tenant improvement.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2010

Robert M. Coleman and Partners Architects, Baton Rouge, SC, US, Project Manager

Worked in tandem with a team of consultants and developer group In-Site to facilitate the project goals.
● Managed multiple projects for the Baton Rouge Community College Campus, which included the design of libraries, theaters, laboratories, classrooms, etc.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005


University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1996 - Dec 2001


PMI Project of the Year Award, 1st Place

Construction of New Orleans VA Hospital, this award recognizes large project over $100 million (in this case the VA construction cost was $1.5b) that requires complex organizational skills, and positive impact in society.


AIA Award, Other

Working with EDR and ASW + Franklin Enrique Garcia AIA, CQMC, NCARB

AIA New Orleans Honor Award, 2013
AIA Louisiana Award of Merit, 2012
AIA Gulf States Honor Citation, 2012


AIA Presidential Award, Other

This award recognizes diversity in the architectural profession.


AIA Award of excellence, 1st Place

Recycle bin competition


Best Thesis award, 2nd Place


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