Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

At the Envirotects, we strive to provide environments for clients that promote a sense of well being and comfort. Our mission is to lessen the impact of buildings on both the immediate and global community.

Frank Phanton came to this area in the mid 1980s to study Solar Energy at Cabrillo College and discovered ‘his people’. He has made this his home since.

He worked with the well-loved local Capitola architect Doug Messini for 12 years. Together they worked on several 41st Ave. buildings – including – The Four Star Center, The Begonia Plaza, The 41st Ave. Plaza, and the Blockbuster Video building.

Our Experience


Bachelor of Architecture, 1992 – California Polytechnic State University – Dean’s List
Associates of Science in Solar Technology – Cabrillo College, CA, 1988. –With Honors

Public Service:

City of Capitola, Architectural Site review committee.
Cabrillo College, Board of Directors, School of Energy Efficient Construction Management.

Career Highlights

3/97 – Present Private Practice, Envirotects, Frank Phanton, Capitola, CA.

  • Provide complete architectural services for commercial and residential projects.
  • Oversee work from schematic design through building occupancy.

7/92 – 3/97 and 8/85 – 8/89 Architect, Project Manager, Doug Messini, AIA, Architect, Capitola, CA. Worked as part of design development team for Doug Messini. Also worked as private contractor for Jack Metzger, Architect/Developer, Aptos, CA. Prepared as-built and construction drawings for additions, remodels, and tenant improvements.Met with clients and contractors. Performed Title 24 energy calculations. Coordinated work of Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical consultants.

1/85 – 6/85 Draftsperson, Architectural Design Consultants, Yuba City, CA. Worked as private contractor for James Wadley, AIA, and Buzz Maguire.
Performed detailed analysis of commercial building types including multi-unit apartment complexes and a large church and annex. Extensive experience in commercial energy compliance.

3/84 – 1/85 Draftsperson, Maguire’s Drafting, Yuba City, CA. Provided complete working drawings and bidding documentation for residential and commercial developments.
Met with clients and city and county officials. On-site work on large residences and 100 unit hotel in Truckee, CA.

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The Envirotects.
1840 41st Ave., Ste. 102 #141 Capitola, CA 95010


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