We hired Christa to fully design our facility which included; six indoor tennis courts, four outdoor tennis courts, welcome center, a patio, a courtyard, and parking. Christa created a fantastic and unique design always asking for input along the way, she showed incredible patience as she explained the very basics to us, sometimes several times.
Once we decided upon and loved the facility design Christa walked us through the submittal and Site approval process with the Town of Parker. I have been told by other developers that the Town of Parker is one of the most demanding towns to build in as they have severe restrictions and standards for contractors, architects, and owners. As expected, the Site approval process was long and sometimes frustrating, Christa’s knowledge and patience was invaluable as we went through the process. We are now in the eighth month of construction and Christa continues to be engaged in the construction process by answering questions quickly, by offering suggestions to save money and to assure that our build timeline was maintained.
Once again, our Team would enthusiastically recommend Christa Plaza to anyone seeking to design and build.
- Barry Riddle, Parker Racquet Club - Operating Manager
The hallmarks of any Essenza designed building, club or home are: creative, functional and green friendly design, well organized and adhered to project timelines, on-target budgeting, outstanding communication between client, architect and contractor, and finally, and most importantly, the ability to listen to and then design the project to meet the needs and wishes of the client. Having worked with many architectural firms over my 30 plus years in the club industry, I find Essenza Architecture to be among the "best in class" when it comes to working closely with the client, and identifying, then creating winning architectural solutions.
- Stephen Tharrett, President, Club Industry Consulting
- Peggie Muir, General Manager, City Club, Fort Worth
Essenza Architecture is the only design firm that we’ve worked with that is as committed to excellence in the smaller scale projects as they are with the development and planning of larger undertakings. As a municipal organization that is responsible for several different public access buildings, including an award winning recreation center complex, Essenza’s expertise and experience, as well as flexibility and follow-through have made them an invaluable partner on a variety of renovations, remodels and retrofits. In our highly competitive commercial setting, having a detail oriented, professional and courteous architect with which to collaborate is a tremendous asset. We have heard repeatedly from contractors and other city staff that their interaction with and service they’ve received from Essenza has been exceptional. Whether it’s the selection of materials, color palettes, design layout or follow-up on questions, they have consistently exhibited an ability to deliver a quality end product while also maintaining a polite and positive approach. We would strongly recommend Christa Plaza and Essenza as an outstanding resource in the architectural design industry!
- Sean VonRoenn, Executive Director, ERBM Recreation and Park District
Essenza Architecture created a world of fun and good family times for our citizenry and surrounding region at the Great Outdoors Waterpark in Lafayette. One of many projects successfully designed and executed in Lafayette, Essenza Architecture played a key role in making sure our constituents were provided the best possible experience and enhancement to the community’s quality of life.
- Monte Stevenson - Director Parks, Recreation & Open Space Dept. CITY OF LAFAYETTE
Very quickly, we knew that Essenza Architecture was going to design our dream home based on what we, the customer, wanted. The work Essenza Architecture did for our new home was grounded in the unbridled passion for creating the dream home for the client. Their selfless approach to our project demonstrates the high level of passion for customers, integrity and professionalism.
- Matt & Jennifer Flores, Homeowners