THROUGH SPACES AND TEXTURES
Crafting innovative and functional architectural solutions that cater to clients' unique needs while considering aesthetics and sustainability.
Enhancing spaces with creative and purposeful interiors, focusing on aesthetics, functionality, and comfort for an elevated user experience.
Illuminating environments with expertly planned lighting schemes that optimize energy efficiency, aesthetics, and ambience.
Shaping sustainable, livable cities through thoughtful planning, considering social, economic, and environmental factors for a better quality of life.
Ensuring seamless project execution from concept to completion, coordinating all phases and stakeholders for a timely and successful delivery.
Providing strategic financial planning for successful projects, ensuring cost-effectiveness and optimal resource allocation.
Overseeing construction with a focus on quality and budget adherence, ensuring that projects are completed according to specifications and within financial constraints.
Integrating design and construction for a streamlined project process, fostering collaboration and efficiency from start to finish.
Construction – Turn-key
Delivering fully completed projects, ready for occupancy, by managing every aspect of construction and coordinating with all parties involved.
ERACRA's mission is to achieve the optimal balance of aesthetics, functionality, and space for each client and project using contemporary, minimalist approaches and prioritizing sustainability. They strive to create memorable spaces marked by clean design, efficient use of materials, and precise lighting. Their design methodology begins with a consistent concept that evolves with client vision, needs, and context throughout all project phases.
Developing sustainable and lasting architecture is a hallmark of our practice. Our architectural staff is experienced with BIM/Revit and LEED® certified design.
ERACRA, a member of CODIA and an AIA affiliate, specializes in project management and customized client services. With a team of skilled architects and engineers, they offer unique designs and a full-service approach.
Proficient in North American and European practices, they blend this expertise with local knowledge to deliver comprehensive solutions. ERACRA is committed to developing creative, functional, and cost-effective projects while maintaining exceptional service and results.
Cristobal Joaquin Gomez Schaper
Architect (M. Arch international equivalent), Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2007. LEED Green Associate, AIA.
Cristobal has been practicing architecture since 2005. After working at CARALVA architecture firm in Santo Domingo, he moved to New York City where he worked for Silberstang Lasky Architects as a designer and Project Manager and studied interior design at Parsons. In 2010 he joined ERACRA as partner and principal architect. Cristobal is lead on projects with ERACRA’s US-based Fortune 500 service company client and on multiple projects for an international bank’s local facilities.
The design process begins with a meeting with an architect in our offices. We will help to define your brief projects and advise on the best way forward for the project.
Initial Meeting /
Based upon the schematic package, ERACRA will develop a design development. The client then review the design and the results of that review are integrated in revisions.
Based upon the design development package, ERACRA will prepare detailed project construction documents. Providing cost estimates itemizing all work to be done.
ERACRA is a full service Design-Build architectural firm whose services include General Contracting, Project Management, Construction, Design-Build, Turn-key and Site Administration.
design build solution
The client is asked to provide a survey of the site or existing property to allow a clear analysis of the property’s potential and constraints.
We will discuss a variety of design ideas together, including material finishes, space organization, and views. Following this discussion, we will produce proposed sketch plans or perspective drawings.
An initial budget will be agreed upon, and a draft payment schedule provided that sets out dates and deliverables.
We offer the client value engineering, provide alternate methods and accompanying detail for budget/cost variations in order to configure the design in accordance with client preferences.
In this Phase we will review alternate design options, accompanied by a detailed report on the options’ impact on the original design.
In this Phase we will perform a land terrain contour survey and property line verification. This will allow for estimation of any terrain modifications needed for the design.
At the completion of this phase, the client will have a final design that ERACRA will be able to detail and draft into a set of construction documents.
Construction Documents include all the different disciplines your project requires including
We will prepare tender documents to guide contractors in bid preparation. These include a schedule of works, detailed demolition and construction drawings. A shortlist of four suitable contractors will be determined.
Costs Management to ensure adherence to the budget and master plan; providing regular updates on budget and timeline status, and reviewing any changes with the client for approval.
Punch list and move in; perform a final walk through, ensuring that the work has been completed to the client’s satisfaction.
José Esteban Gómez García-Godoy
Architect (M. Arch II international equivalent), Pedro Henriquez Urena National University (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1975.
José has been practicing architecture since 1975, and since 1998 as a principal in ERACRA, the firm he founded. José’s experience includes hotel and apartment complexes, laboratories and private family homes. He studied and worked in both the Dominican Republic and England and is currently leading ERACRA in a laboratory build out project and a private beachfront family home in Las Terrenas.