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fresch Architects

Formed by partners Ira J Freeman, AIA, D.Arch, LEED AP and Sheldon Schroeder, AIA on the premise of providing Client focused service through thoughtful design. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, fresch architects provide services in the areas of commercial, educational, health care, commercial interior, institutional, retail, civic, and residential architecture.

fresch Architects

Formed by partners Ira J Freeman, AIA, D.Arch, LEED AP and Sheldon Schroeder, AIA on the premise of providing Client focused service through thoughtful design. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, fresch architects provide services in the areas of commercial, educational, health care, commercial interior, institutional, retail, civic, and residential architecture.

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Client Focused Service

We begin each project by taking the time to understand the Client’s vision, needs and budget. We believe each Client’s project to be unique and approach each project without preconceived ideas. Fresch architects designates a partner responsible for each project from inception to construction completion, believing this decision key to providing the high level of Client service the firm strives to achieve for each project.

Client Focused Service

We begin each project by taking the time to understand the Client’s vision, needs and budget. We believe each Client’s project to be unique and approach each project without preconceived ideas. fresch architects designates a partner responsible for each project from inception to construction completion, believing this decision key to providing the high level of Client service the firm strives to achieve for each project.

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Thoughtful Design

Design is not something applied or extraneous to a project. fresch’s design process is rooted directly in the Client’s project needs. Some of our most creative and efficient design solutions are driven by Client needs and budget challenges. Design solutions are supported with detailed building systems / materials knowledge, and intelligent use of design tools such as building information modeling (BIM) software to quickly and efficiently develop design concepts responsive to the Client’s program.

Thoughtful Design

Design is not something applied or extraneous to a project. fresch’s design process is rooted directly in the Client’s project needs. Some of our most creative and efficient design solutions are driven by Client needs and budget challenges. Design solutions are supported with detailed building systems / materials knowledge, and intelligent use of design tools such as building information modeling (BIM) software to quickly and efficiently develop design concepts responsive to the Client’s program.

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A Collaborative Process

To be successful the architectural process requires that the owner, end-users, architect, engineers, and contractor work together to fulfill a common purpose of an efficient and functional program delivered with artistry and craft. Sheldon and Ira bring over 30 years of diverse experience in managing this process on projects in Texas, Kansas, Hawaii, Nicaragua, and Antarctica. We believe our diverse project experience is a unique asset preparing us for our next project. Fresch architects is always looking for a new challenge and is ready to discuss your project!

A Collaborative Process

To be successful the architectural process requires that the owner, end-users, architect, engineers, and contractor work together to fulfill a common purpose of an efficient and functional program delivered with artistry and craft. Sheldon and Ira bring over 30 years of diverse experience in managing this process on projects in Texas, Kansas, Hawaii, Nicaragua, and Antarctica. We believe our diverse project experience is a unique asset preparing us for our next project. Fresch architects is always looking for a new challenge and is ready to discuss your project!

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Sheldon Schroeder, AIA

Sheldon Schroeder is a principal and owner of Freeman Schroeder Architects, fresch architects, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Sheldon’s career continues to build on nearly 20 years of practice along the Texas coast, brush country, hill country and wide open spaces of West Texas. A graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, Sheldon pursued a desire to live on the coast and found a home in Corpus Christi. Immersion in the regional culture and climate both in practice and through his hobbies of sailing, fishing, and hiking informs Sheldon’s design sensibility in many areas. The subtle beauty displayed in South Texas’ vast landscape initially conceals the harsh challenges presented by its climate. Sheldon’s design philosophy respects and embraces the challenge of designing and building in our region. In addition he believes good design addresses a project’s challenges honestly, efficiently, and creatively. This design philosophy is equally applicable to the largest and the most modest of projects. The good fortune of having been involved in a diverse array of projects throughout his career has provided Sheldon with a depth of experience that is greatly beneficial in understanding a Client’s needs. In projects ranging from managing expansion of the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas for Richter Architects, to the more recent creation of a humble yet reverent worship facility for Community of Faith Church Sheldon continues to find that listening to the needs of his Client and the influences of the project site provide the necessary guidance to quality design.

Sheldon Schroeder, AIA

Sheldon Schroeder is a principal and owner of Freeman Schroeder Architects, fresch architects, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Sheldon’s career continues to build on nearly 20 years of practice along the Texas coast, brush country, hill country and wide open spaces of West Texas. A graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, Sheldon pursued a desire to live on the coast and found a home in Corpus Christi. Immersion in the regional culture and climate both in practice and through his hobbies of sailing, fishing, and hiking informs Sheldon’s design sensibility in many areas. The subtle beauty displayed in South Texas’ vast landscape initially conceals the harsh challenges presented by its climate. Sheldon’s design philosophy respects and embraces the challenge of designing and building in our region. In addition he believes good design addresses a project’s challenges honestly, efficiently, and creatively. This design philosophy is equally applicable to the largest and the most modest of projects. The good fortune of having been involved in a diverse array of projects throughout his career has provided Sheldon with a depth of experience that is greatly beneficial in understanding a Client’s needs. In projects ranging from managing expansion of the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas for Richter Architects, to the more recent creation of a humble yet reverent worship facility for Community of Faith Church Sheldon continues to find that listening to the needs of his Client and the influences of the project site provide the necessary guidance to quality design.

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Ira J. Freeman, AIA, D.Arch, LEED AP

Ira worked as a cabinet maker and luthier en route to becoming a licensed architect. In keeping with this background, he values and emphasizes the element of craft in architecture.  Ira is a graduate of Texas A&M College Station who began his architectural career in Corpus Christi, but after a year followed an opportunity to study at the University of Hawaii where he earned a Doctorate degree in Architecture in 2005.  While working on his doctorate he began a nine year tenure  at Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd. which continues today as a colaborative relationship.  In 2012 Ira and his family moved back to South Texas where he opened a sole proprietorship which operated as Freeman Architecture Collaborative for two years until partnering with Sheldon Shroeder, AIA in late 2014.  This partnership set fresch Architects in motion.  Ira’s career has span project types from commercial, commercial interior, institutional, research, hospitality, educational, retail, civic, health care, and residential including work on projects in Texas, Hawaii, Antarctica, and Central America.  Ira has worked on several unique sustainable architecture projects including multiple LEED Certified projects including Gold and Platinum level Certifications.  His project technical background includes work on/with operating suites, cold deep seawater systems, passive cooling, and building systems for ultra-remote site construction and assembly.  Ira is also an adjunct professor of Architecture History at Del Mar College, he serves on the Corpus Christi Landmark Commission, and he is involved in the AIA Corpus Christi Chapter.  On the rare occasion when Ira is not working or spending time with family, he also enjoys surfing, fishing, and playing guitar.

Ira J. Freeman, AIA, D.Arch, LEED AP

Ira worked as a cabinet maker and luthier en route to becoming a licensed architect. In keeping with this background, he values and emphasizes the element of craft in architecture.  Ira is a graduate of Texas A&M College Station who began his architectural career in Corpus Christi, but after a year followed an opportunity to study at the University of Hawaii where he earned a Doctorate degree in Architecture in 2005.  While working on his doctorate he began a nine year tenure  at Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd. which continues today as a colaborative relationship.  In 2012 Ira and his family moved back to South Texas where he opened a sole proprietorship which operated as Freeman Architecture Collaborative for two years until partnering with Sheldon Shroeder, AIA in late 2014.  This partnership set fresch Architects in motion.  Ira’s career has span project types from commercial, commercial interior, institutional, research, hospitality, educational, retail, civic, health care, and residential including work on projects in Texas, Hawaii, Antarctica, and Central America.  Ira has worked on several unique sustainable architecture projects including multiple LEED Certified projects including Gold and Platinum level Certifications.  His project technical background includes work on/with operating suites, cold deep seawater systems, passive cooling, and building systems for ultra-remote site construction and assembly.  Ira is also an adjunct professor of Architecture History at Del Mar College, he serves on the Corpus Christi Landmark Commission, and he is involved in the AIA Corpus Christi Chapter.  On the rare occasion when Ira is not working or spending time with family, he also enjoys surfing, fishing, and playing guitar.

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