Gil Entzminger, AIA, LEED AP
Gil Entzminger founded Enteros Design in 2003 with the intention to expand his goal of creating meaningful experiences in the built environment. His interest in evoking emotional responses to architecture is routed in the philosophy of Phenomenology. Phenomenology studies the structure of various types of experience ranging from perception, thought, memory, imagination, emotion, desire, bodily awareness, embodied action, and social activity. His design principle begins with what he has defined as the fundamental elements of design: expression, rhythm, order, and structure. The emotional experience of his architecture is enhanced by incorporating symbolism from the function, context, culture, and heritage of the clients, buildings, and communities he serves. Following these principles, he creates built environments which are inspiring, appropriate to their context, respectful of the environment, and expressive of their time and function.
Gil’s early career started in Washington, DC with the international firm Helmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum. There he focused on large scale government and institutional projects. He later focused on adaptive reuse, preservation, and renovation projects with the Georgetown firm Blackburn Architects. Through over 20 years of experience Gil has led project teams on complex projects while building long term relationships with his clients.
Recent Blog Posts
Petersburg Family YMCA Breaks Ground
Everyone came out to celebrate the groundbreaking for the renovated and expanded Petersburg Family YMCA: from the families and foundations that made the building process possible to the teen leaders that are one reason the Petersburg Y is so deserving of a beautiful, expanded facility. As a Petersburg firm, we couldn’t be more proud to […]
The Blessing of St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall
St. Joseph Catholic Church has been an integral part of the Petersburg community for almost 200 years. In 2011, the church’s parish hall–a gathering place for fellowship, community, and prayer–was destroyed in a fire. This past Sunday, August 30, 2017, the Reverend Brian Capuano blessed the new St. Vincent De Paul Hall. Enteros Design worked […]
We’re officially part of the YMCA family!
Enteros Design has been working close to home with the Petersburg Family YMCA to update, renovate, and modernize their ageing facility. This project holds a special place in our hearts as the Petersburg YMCA works on a daily basis to improve the lives of our own community. Through their groundbreaking (and successful!) diabetes prevention and […]