"I think it may be a bit unusual for one architect to review another, but I can very easily say that Eric is one of the best architects I know. He brings a level of critical thought to his design process not offten seen and on top of that he is just the nicest guy.
Bentley Tibbs, Architect, Dallas, TX
Eric Neahr Rohlfing
Combined experience since 1984 in the fields of architectural and biotech mechanical engineering design. His diverse experience includes planning, designing and building custom homes, room additions, landscapes, hardscapes, wholehouse remodels, park master plans, community centers, religious facilities, medical facilities, commercial facilities, real estate feasibility studies, machine tooling and furniture.
How We Got Started
ENR architects has been designing since the earliest of childhood memories, utilizing whatever materials and space became available. This love of design, art, mechanics and construction continued through high school, including art prizes and industrial design awards.
A BSME at CSULB led to a position with the R/D manufacturing engineering team at Pharmacia Ophthalmics in Pasadena, CA. However, the drive to combine art and construction blossomed into an MARCH at UT Arlington, TX and an apprenticeship with Frank D. Welch & Associates, Dallas, TX.
The fine points of architecture and small business learned in Texas, have been well served upon returning to SoCal. ENR architects love the creativity & independence of small business, and the direct collaboration of working with residential and commercial clients.
With professional design experience since 1984, and a lifetime of hands-on carpentry, machine design, instrumental music performance, sports, and art, each project design decision is tempered with a balance for success, and efficiency of construction.
● High-end custom residential and commercial design and general contracting with Topos Architects, Palo Alto, CA
● Project management and design of senior and community centers, including LEED Silver equivalent projects with Group 4 Architects & Planners, South San Francisco, CA
● High-profile community centers and religious facilities with LBL Architects, Arlington, TX
● High-end custom homes, schools and religious facilities under the mentorship of the regionally renown Frank Welch & Associates, Dallas, TX
● State-of-the-art computer controlled manufacturing equipment and processes with Pharmacia Ophthalmics, Inc., Pasadena, CA
Degrees, Licenses & Awards
● Master of Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington
● Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach
● Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council, (LEED-AP, 2002)
● Merit & Citation Awards, Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, Dallas, TX, 1993
● Escondido Historic Preservation Certificate of Appreciation For Restoration And Preservation Of Historic Resources, Escondido, CA, 1991
● Advanced Banjo Championship, CSULB Bluegrass Festival, Long Beach, CA, 1981
● Advanced Banjo Championship, Calico Bluegrass Festival, Barstow, CA, 1980
"ENR architects delivers a well thought out, detailed and complete set of construction documents and plans. I have worked with Eric for many years and I can attest to the detail and completeness of his design and creative application of basic architectural concepts. Not only that, but all of his projects incorporate renewable resources and processes.
The Rohlfing’s are traced to the 19thC Minnesota family foundry and machine fabrication shop. By 1920, Clifford A. Rohlfing owned and operated an automotive center in Long Beach, CA.
In 1944, at age 19, Robert Warren Rohlfing trained as navigator/bombardier with the Army Air Corps in Victorville, CA, (866th Bomb Squadron, 494th Bomb Group) and later became co-pilot & captain. He flew 60 missions in the South Pacific and Korea, in B-24’s and B-26’s.
Maternal great-great grandfather, David Neahr, trained as a nautical engineer in 19thC New York.
He pioneered to Yuma, AZ, began a steamboat supply service & supply depot along the Colorado River, built the territorial prison, began mining mining operations, married Maria Epsas, a Cocopah Indian, and had 10 children.
Property purchased in Phoenix, he designated as “public grounds”, upon which the Carniege Library resides.