5.0 (3)
3 employees
7 years in business

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Design and build one of a kind works of architecture that become a part of our clients legacy & life story.

Specialist in thoughtful highend minimalism and modernism.

20+ years experience in Florida & beyond.

Licensed architect and contractor.

We specialize in working for people who are seeking a one of a kind home and have an appreciation for art, creativity, and design exploration. We are very intimate with our clients project and needs. Over the process of the year or two designing and building a custom work of architecture through models, virtual reality, 3D, sketching, and ultimately building; the result is always memorable and a worthwhile artistic endeavor with its own unique DNA.

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Winter Park, FL 32789
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3 Reviews


  • Justin Johnson

    I couldn’t be happier from my work with CA-RD. I’ve done multiple residential projects and a commercial project with them and each one has been a great experience. JD has an excellent eye for design and detailed for permitting and construction. I can’t recommend CA-RD highly enough.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    My husband and I love everything they design. The spaces we love to go in Orlando are the places we want to be. Unique, minimal, modern, and yet inviting.

  • Lordfer Lalicon

    What I enjoyed most was how thoughtful and communicative they were through out the process. They are innovative, efficient and minimalist in their design.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

1. Initial call and getting to know each other along with desired project goals.

2. needs and options / site investigations review to ensure the project starts out on the right foot.

3. Schematic design concept and initial estimate 

4. Design development and major systems and materials.

5. Construction drawings

6. Bidding

7. Permitting 

8. Construction 

9. Move in

10. Close out 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Associates, Bachelors, Masters of Architecture. Licensed Architect & Contractor. LEED AP.  22 years experience.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

We provide a needs and options review assessment to determine the scope and needs for the project from many angles. This typically runs $1,000-$2,000 depending on the project type. The full project fee can be determined after the initial research and planning report. This is the best result for every client. 

How did you get started in this business?

I started when I was 18 right out of Highschool after taking architecture electives in shop class and throughly enjoying them for the previous 4 years.

I work worked at my first firm for 11 years starting freshmen year of college and learned under a Fellow in the AIA. It gave me a huge boost when I was done with architecture school; and it allowed me the ability to use my technically know to work intelligently on the creative aspects of architecture.

I got into construction because I wanted to design my own home and build it with a minimalist detailed aesthetic. I could not find a builder in town who had the expertise in minimalist detail modern homes. So that gave us the boost to be a dual discipline firm. The results are fantastic; by having both disciplines under one roof because it reduces much of the back and forth the often occurs in home construction for clients. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

Unanimously our customers are high in the creative appreciation spectrum and want something unique. They have a dream or vision of a home or living experience and want an artist to bring that to life form them. They often may no be be able to fully express it or be satisfied with copying  what they see on Pinterest; so they want an architect to work through the design and construction with them.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am fond of completing 3 projects in a row and putting the clients memories in a time capsule cornerstone on the home. They placed items like notes to their future self, photos of the house being built, notes to their future grandkids. Baby booties, toys... etc. it's goes a long way to memorialize the journey we all just went on together.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Invest the time having an architect research and analyze a game plan for your project before jumping in with a full quote commitment. I can provide several occurrences where this has benefited clients and a significant way.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

1. What do you want want ie a list of spaces bulleted

2. What size if you have any in mind for each space.

3. Overall construction budget.

4. Consider costs while in construction like storing goods, renting, contingency budget in case of national shortages like COVID caused.

5. pictures you may have saved - not to be copied but to discuss quality of space.

6. idea of what design method you prefer.

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