As of Spring 2014, Francisco Torres has joined forces with a local architectural design firm in the formation of a new boutique design studio called EBK group ltd. EBK specializes in Hospitality & Leisure environments including but not limited to Boutique Hotels, Retail, Restaurants, Spas, Country Clubs, & Residential Design. The Design Group is multi-disciplinary and vertically integrated to manage and execute all phases of project design that include Architecture, Development, Value Engineering, & Interior Design with emphasis on sustainability & collaboration including such aspects pertaining to Energy, Efficiency, Economy, & Environment. Mr. Torres brings to the Company over twenty years of design experience including previous positions held while working for various design firms involved with landmark projects for the Parker Meridian, Warwick & Intercontinental Hotels. Since beginning his Design Studio in May 1997, Mr. Torres has successfully designed & completed numerous projects in Hospitality, Luxury Hi-Rise Buildings: Lobbies/Corridors, Restaurants, Spas & Health Clubs, and private celebrity residences in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas among others. Mr. Torres' latest projects includes the design & construction of a multi-million dollar estate in East Hampton, NY and an exclusive Condominium & Spa project in NYC.
ADVISORY & SCHEDULE OF SERVICES: Project Programming-Conceptual Design & Planning, Pre-purchase Property Analysis & Zoning Study, Site/Building Evaluation & Environmental Study, Historic Preservation & Restoration, Interior Design, Architecture, & Engineering, Contract Documents-Mechanical Drawings/Specifications, Budgeting & Scheduling, Renderings & Models, Custom work including Kitchens & Baths, CNC Millwork & Shop Drawing Review, Custom Textiles, Broadloom and Furniture Design, RFPs & Preparation of Bid Documents, Furniture/Fixtures & Equipment specifications, Purchasing & Procurement, Construction-Project Management/Code & Compliance/Project Oversight & Supervision, Landscape & Lighting Design, Installation/Delivery & Quality Control, Graphics & Brand Development, Event Planning-Weddings & Corporate Events.
Post Secondary Degrees with Honors in Interior Design, Member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, LEED Certification in progress.
DESIGN: Fixed Fee PURCHASE & EXPEDITING: 20% of Final Budget CONSTRUCTION-PROJECT MGMT: 10% of Final Budget