Known as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale has a diversified economy that includes marine trade, real estate development, manufacturing, and film and television production. The popular tourist destination has an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, and with more favorable occupancy rates than the national average, Fort Lauderdale is Florida’s second-largest apartment market.
This list includes six of the best multifamily architects in Fort Lauderdale. These architects have been in the industry for at least 25 years, and have built impressive portfolios that showcase their expertise in various commercial and residential projects, which includes condominiums, apartments, and flats. Most of them have received awards from various industry institutions as well as quite a few press features.
Adache Group Architects
550 S Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Established in 1969, Adache Group Architects has built a firm with an international reputation; its headquarters are split between Pensacola and Beijing. For over 50 years, the firm has serviced over 45 countries on five continents. The firm employs a diverse team of professionals with different affiliations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). With an average of 20 years of experience, the team works together to ensure the best client experience. The collaboration among various expertise provides the firm with the best output when it comes to architecture, planning, and interior design.
Adache Group Architects is headed by Daniel Adache, AIA, who was listed in “Who’s Who in Leading American Executives.” Since its inception, the firm has received dozens of design awards. It’s also received recognition from the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast as one of 2019’s Top Design Firms, and various government agencies have also recognized the firm. It was also named 2017’s Top Interior Design Firms by the Best Fort Lauderdale.
Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design
571 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design has over two decades’ worth of experience. Since its establishment in 1996, the firm has been providing creative design solutions to clients both locally and internationally in various industries such as hospitality, retail, and residential. Kobi Karp, the founding principal of the firm, is an award-winning architect and member of the AIA and the American Society of Interior Design. The firm is headquartered in Miami and maintains branch offices in the Middle East.
Both the firm and its architects have received awards and recognition from industry institutions and government offices. The firm has earned the State of Florida Governor’s Recognition and the State of Minnesota Governor’s Recognition. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards recognized the firm with its Outstanding Young Architect of the Year Award and the AIA Outstanding Service Award.
FSMY Architects + Planners
888 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
FSMY Architects + Planners is a full-service architectural firm based in Fort Lauderdale, serving the area and surrounding cities. Founded in 1977, the firm has been producing an extensive range of designs for medical, financial, commercial, industrial, and residential projects. The firm values its deep history—its extensive knowledge of programs and details—which allows it to produce an invaluable level of quality work with very few difficulties.
FSMY continues to hone its expertise in the design and architecture industry, and those efforts have been recognized in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida. The firm won, for example, the South Florida Business Journal’s 2019 Structures Award for Best Green Project. In 2021, FSMY was named Best Architecture Firm by Fort Lauderdale Magazine.
Saltz Michelson Architects
3501 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Serving South Florida, Saltz Michelson Architects (SMA) is headed by Michael Saltz and Charles Michelson, both active members of the AIA and LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP). Saltz has over 40 years of experience in designing both public and private projects. Michelson is a board-certified healthcare architect (ACHA) has 33 years of experience with medical healthcare projects. SMA provides a full range of architectural and planning services; it’s committed to quality design and professionalism across South Florida.
SMA was covered by The Business Journals when the firm received the 2019 AIA Florida Caribbean Firm of the Year, which was awarded at the 2019 AIA Florida Convention. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community service, education, and service to the profession by an architectural firm.
2417 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020
Kaller Architecture has been serving South Florida since 1984, offering architecture, planning, and interior design. Kaller Architecture has a rich portfolio of residential projects, including custom homes, mid-rises, low-rises, and multi-family dwellings. The firm also builds commercial projects such as office spaces, mixed-use buildings, corporate interiors, and industrial spaces. Its team is composed of talented individuals that provide skill and expertise in design and customer management.
Kaller Architecture was founded by Joseph Kaller, AIA, and a LEED-Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C, and he continues to lead the firm. Kaller graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Architecture at the University of Miami. For more than 30 years, Kaller Architecture has amassed a selection of designs, some of which are published by The Real Deal and The Business Journals. The firm treats each project with care while being customer-focused to ensure that every client receives the best possible results.
1512 E Broward Boulevard, Suite 104-A, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Established in 1979, Tuthill Architecture is an architecture and design firm that continues to serve the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. Originally named Tuthill Architects, the firm offers a portfolio of award-winning and high-level designs for commercial, single-family, and multi-family projects. The firm was founded by Robert Tuthill, who has developed a philosophy of offering quality design throughout the entire process.
For over 40 years, Tuthill Architecture has received multiple awards and recognitions, collecting around 16 AIA Design Awards, 24 City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Awards, and one Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award. Some of the firm’s designs have been covered by well-known publications, including Luxe Magazine, Florida Architecture, Interior Design, H&G, Miami Herald, and Sun-Sentinel.