About Eigelberger

EAD understands that architecture must be rooted in the land and respond to both the natural and built environment around it. Local materials, vernacular, and urban or rural density must be taken into account to blend the building into the landscape; providing a seamless living environment that embraces the outdoors whilst bringing warmth to the interiors. Taking into account the needs of the client and the environment, we artfully respond to each setting's unique context and provide sustainable architectural solutions.

Our goal is to provide a personalized service from inception through to completion of a project, and long after. And, because we understand that projects and clients grow, we strongly believe that our involvement beyond construction provides enormous value to preserving the intent of a project, aiding in proper maintenance and its potential future growth.

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Cristof Eigelberger, the Principal Architect of EAD, is a licensed Architect in California, Florida and Colorado. He has reciprocity in all 50 states with the ARE and NCARB Certification.

Having split his time growing up between the mountains of Colorado and the oceans of California and Florida, Cristof draws upon his broad experience and understanding of aesthetic, proportion and building technology, based on these unique environments and vernaculars. An avid skier, bicycle rider and waterman, Cristof spends his days away from the office outside with his family and traveling throughout the world.

Prior to starting his own firm, Cristof was an Associate Architect at Backen, Gillam, & Koeger, an Architectural Digest AD50 architectural firm. He designed at the firm for 15 years and dealt with multiple projects nationally and internationally. Cristof worked extensively with renowned California Architects Howard Backen, Jim Gillam, Loren Koeger and John Taft. His work for the firm included resorts, wineries and residences with a commercial project portfolio showcasing works for Solage, an Auberge Resort and Spa, Poetry Inn, Cliff Lede Winery, Bodega Garzon Winery in Uruguay, Benovia Winery in Sonoma, HTO Winery and Paul Hobbs Winery.

Cristof graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA and BArch, and participated in the RISD European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. He has worked with AD100 architectural firms in Palm Beach, New York City and Italy and also owned a development company specializing in high-end residential projects in Hawaii, prior to coming to California and Colorado.