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 rooted 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 that 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.