Skiles Engineering

(EnVision Design + Engineering in Florida) is a civil engineering firm with an emphasis on design.

We seek to make your environment- whether commercial, residential, retail, industrial, medical, educational, or public- a unique design, not just minimally engineered to be functional.

We serve the metro areas of Birmingham, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida. 

Doug Skiles, PE, LEED-AP, Envision Design + EngineeringDouglas L. Skiles, PE, LEED AP

Doug has served in the land development and construction field for more than 30 years, which has given him a broad perspective of the industry.  Doug began his engineering career as a geotechnical engineer in Birmingham, Alabama, and transitioned to civil design after moving to Florida in 1997.  More recently, the focus of his work has included community development and sustainability.

His involvement in projects starts by working with the design team and owner to plan the site for optimal position of the building, access, and infrastructure.  Design elements include driveway and parking geometry, grading and stormwater management, and utility services.  Careful attention is given throughout the process to understand the overall function of the facility to ensure a fully integrated solution.

Master of Engineering, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Laura W. Skiles, PT

Laura is the business and financial manager at the office, and sometimes works on special projects through Envision Design.   She is a licensed physical therapist with an interest in both health and design.  Integrating these two fields presents unique opportunities to create homes and communities which promote active, healthy lifestyles.

Her physical therapy work has focused on pediatrics in acute and outpatient hospital settings, specialty clinics, within public schools, and as an Early Intervention PT.  Laura  has an interest in children’s health and disease prevention through community design and programs, and has worked on children’s health initiatives in multiple neighborhoods.

Laura holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modification, using design to create homes that promote independence at any stage of life, and has also had training in interior design.  For more about home modifications, visit enVision home.

Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bachelor of Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (Human Nutrition and Dietetics), University of Florida

Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California