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Thomas E. Duke, A.I.A., LEED AP

Principal in Charge


    Florida, License No. AR0013266    

    Arizona, License No. 5601       

    Georgia, License No. 9102                         

    South Carolina, License No. 6628            

    Texas, License No. 23481                             

    Alabama, License No. 5439

    Delaware, License No. 5601

    Colorado, License No. 402497


    American Institute of Architects- Jacksonville President 2015

    Construction Specifications Institute

    International Code Council

    National Fire Protection Association

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    U.S. Green Building Council


    University of Florida, Bachelor of Design, 1980

    Virginia Tech, Masters in Architecture, 1987


Mr. Duke has been practicing architecture for over thirty years and is a past President of AIA Jacksonville. He currently serves as chair of the Downtown Jacksonville Initiatives Committee for AIAJax. He has extensive experience in a diverse range of projects and has worked on projects in both the U.S. and abroad.  As an intern architect from 1985 to 1987, with the firm of Joseph Perry Associates, Atlanta, he gained a firm knowledge of interior design, focusing on retail interior spaces.  From 1987 to 1990, he served as a project architect for William Morgan Architects in Jacksonville, FL and worked on design of the United States Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.  In 1990, he joined the firm of Hugo S. Thorsen Architects in the capacity of Senior Project Architect and oversaw all space planning and design of multiple Health Care facilities for the Nemours Foundation. Other responsibilities included managing a 3-yr Multi-Discipline Indefinite Delivery Type Contract for the Army Corps of Engineers and design of a number of office/warehouse facilities for Gran Central Corporation. 

In July of 1994, Mr. Duke started his own firm after receiving an AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE from the local A.I.A. chapter. Since then he has worked on over 900 projects and provided space planning for over 1 million S.F of office space for clients ranging from L.S.I. and Northrup Grumman at Cecil Commerce Center to The Jacksonville and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Other clients have included Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Berkshire Hathaway, Hallmark Partners, Phoenix Realty, Chase Properties, Foram Management, Colliers-Dickinson and Lat Purser Associates.  Past office projects range from renovations to George C. Young Federal Courthouse in Orlando FL, Tulsa Welding School in Houston, TX and the JTA Engineering Building locally, to warehouse and flex office buildings.  Industrial projects include the 14,700 s.f. Ringpower Sandblast and Paint Facility, a production facility in Sanderson and several manufacturing facilities for Tremron. In addition to designing a number of award winning restaurants, Mr. Duke has completed numerous retail projects including the 90,000 s.f. Harbor Village Shopping Center, Shoppes of Deerwood Lake and Shoppes of Murabella Crossing.

Recent projects include a 33,300 s.f. hangar and shop area for Nimbus Aviation at St. Augustine Airport, and 13,000 s.f. of medical offices and procedure rooms for First Coast Cardiology Clinic.  Past liturgical work includes worship centers for Abyssinia Baptist Church and Crossroads United Methodist Church as well as Family Life Centers and projects for Mother of God Syriac Orthodox Church and Southpoint Community Church.

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