Ernesto D. Garcia, ASID
School: Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism - University of Tucuman - Argentina - 6 Year Architectural Degree
Company: Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, LLC
3150 E Beardsley Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85050-3562 map
Phone: (602) 867-2244
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An architect by training, Ernesto is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is licensed with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Between 2005 and 2013 he has received a total of 12 Design Of Excellence Awards from the North Arizona chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers including the 2012 First Place for Residences under thirty five hundred square feet.His projects have been extensively published in interior design magazines and books, including the Spectacular Homes of the Southwest 2006 edition. Three of Ernesto's homes have been in the ASID North AZ Chapter Tour of Homes in the past two years. In his twenty years of practice he has shown extraordinary versatility, designing residential and commercial projects that range from traditional to contemporary styles.
Ernesto is originally from Argentina, he holds a Masters of Architecture. Growing up and during his early years of practice he traveled extensively throughout Europe, sketching churches, old villas, piazzas and museum art from painting to sculptures. This early exposure to European Art and Architecture has been a tremendous influence, which is quite visible in his work.
From French and English Country to Contemporary his stylistic versatility comes from his exposure to all things European combined to the rigorous Modernist training he received as an Architect. Both worlds come together with great refinement in his Eclectic work. He embraces the philosophy that we should be grateful for our historic legacy but should be people of the present who manifest our times in the spaces we live in.
Ernesto worked as an Architect and Interior Designer in firms from the East to the West Coast before settling in Arizona. His work, traditional and contemporary, is well known in Arizona where he has a vast list of devoted clients. He has also made over 40 television appearances on variety shows, including Sonoran Living, Arizona Midday and Cool House.
Ernesto Garcia, ASID provides complete Interior Design services including total project concepts, surface selections and merchandise for New Home Construction and Remodeling. He addresses every category of residential and commercial design.
In detail his services include:
ï¿½Residential and Commercial Design
ï¿½Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional Styles
ï¿½Specifications for New Construction and Remodeling
ï¿½Selection of flooring, tile, stone, wood and carpet
ï¿½Layout and Style selection for Cabinetry, Built-ins and Hardware
ï¿½Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets
ï¿½Doors, Trims and General Finish Carpentry
ï¿½Paint Selection, Decorative Finishes and Wall Coverings
ï¿½Furniture: Upholstery and Case Goods
ï¿½Window Treatments: Draperies, Shutters and Shades
ï¿½Lighting Fixtures and Lamps
ï¿½Artwork and Accessories
ï¿½China, Flatware and Stemware
ï¿½Linens and Towels
Talking about his vocation in a recent interview with "View AZ Highlife"magazine Ernesto shared: "I strongly feel that I was put on this earth to create beauty and bring comfort to the lives of others. I think when you love what you do and you see the positive effects of your work in people's lives you cannot help but feel personally rewarded and want to create more beauty. And what an incredible reward it is to see your clients, their families and friends love and enjoy the spaces you have designed for them!"
In the same interview, when asked about the purpose of Interior Design, Ernesto confided: "Interior design, like art, is there to comfort us and remind us of all things that are good and worth living for: joyful times with our loved friends and family, rest, relaxation and restoration of the body, and enjoyment of the senses."
Awards & Publications
2005 ASID "Award of Excellence"
2007 ASID "Award of Excellence"
2008 ASID "Award of Excellence"
2009 ASID - "President's Award"
2011 ASID "Award of Excellence" Residences over 6,000 Sq.Ft.
2012 ASID - 5 Awards including "First Place" for Residences under 3,500 Sq. Ft.
2013 ASID - "Award of Excellence" category "Universal Design" & "Award of Excellence" category "Fixtures"
2014 ASID - "First Place" category "Furniture Design" & "First Place" category "Singular Space"
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