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  George Merlin, President

   Licensed Architect & Interior Designer
   Florida Architect Registration #AR10623
   Florida Interior Designer Registration # ID5187
   1979 Graduate of Kent State University
   College of Architecture, Kent, Ohio
   National Honor Society member


George Merlin is a licensed Architect and a licensed Interior Designer with over 25 years of diverse experience.  He approaches each client and project afresh and stays involved with every project from beginning to end. George's major strength is designing oceanfront architecture and managing the complex permitting process with the many state, and federal government agencies that regulate coastal construction. He also helps clients find the best possible builder and value for their project.


Nabil Raad
Bachelor of Architecture, 1994, Bialystock, Poland

Introduction to our Firm
 We established our organization in 1986 to offer professional Architectural and Interior Design services that are diverse, yet provide personal dedicated attention to each client and project.
We work in a wide range of styles from classic to modern and in a variety of building types, adapting to the style and budget of each project, while balancing the requirements of all involved. We find that good design is a careful, creative and knowledgeable synthesis of function, aesthetics and the latest technology. We strive to serve our clients with our best talent and efforts in all that we do. Since our inception we have completed a variety of Architectural and Interior Design projects such as: Estate Residences, Medical Offices, Churches, Mid-Rise Condominiums, Retail Stores, and Country Club Facilities along the Florida coasts.

  Vision and Goals
   "Helping our clients create outstanding buildings
   along the Florida coast ."
Mission and Operations
  "Providing insightful building design and professional documentation, permitting and owner / builder coordination."


Core Values
- Better buildings. Good building design provides enduring property value and creates an uplifting environment to enjoy.
- Style Diversity. A project's style, whether classic or modern, should reflect our client's taste and choice and our task is to help mold such into a refined building using universally held principles of good design taste.
- Adaptability. Practical constraints of timing, governing laws, available materials, labor, and funding all need to be carefully considered in creating succesuful projects.
- Creative Solutions. Defining needs and bringing  together various solutions that combine function, aesthetics, and the latest technology is our goal for our  clients.
- Independent representation. We are devoted to our client's best interests above all.
- Integrity & Service Our clients are our best advertisement for future business. 90% of our work comes from referrals of past clients as we give each one respect, attention and professional solutions that satisfy for years.

 Client Comments:

Dear George,

   Thank you for the wonderful job you did in designing our home. The detail is extraordinary and reflective of your many years of experience with high end home building.
   Your most impressive attribute, however, was your complete honesty with us and the others associated with our project. You displayed uncompromising integrity at all times, even when working through tough issues.
   Your follow up was always timely and thorough. Your recognition and reputation as a premiere architect in the greater Sarasota area is well deserved.
   Please use us as a reference for any prospective client.

Cordially yours,
Duane & Marcia


Dear George,

Words cannot describe how happy we are with our beautiful new home, but we will try anyway. The size of the lot started off as a challenge, but your brilliant design does not make it seem so. Everyone marvels at how much house we were able to put on this lot and still make it look fantastic.The room sizes are just perfect, plenty of space but not too big. We had our son and his family stay the weekend and entertaining was a breeze. He declared it was the most beautiful house he has ever seen and we have to agree! We look forward to many, many years of our children, grandchildren and perhaps great grandchildren visiting.
   We are so grateful for meeting you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream home come true!

Susan & Neil


Dear George,  

This is a letter of sincere gratitude and appreciation for you being our architect. It has now been one year since we moved into our new home and we could not be more delighted with "what Merlin wrought". The home you created for us is awesome; it is both simple and elegant, a visual masterpiece in harmony and balance with the surroundings. Best of all, it is truly a happy place in which to live. You were there whenever we needed advice, help, and the collective wisdom you have accumulated through the years regarding all there is to know about building a new home in this area. Your demeanor and temperament allowed for problem solving in a win-win way that was in everyone's best interest.   Should any of your past, present, or future clients need to talk to someone regarding the work you do, please have them contact us, so they can also appreciate what can be done by having you as their architect.

Our heartfelt thanks once again, Nancy & Phil

Dear George,

For a realtor to be of true value to their clients he or she  must have the right people to call upon for expertise outside of their normal knowledge and you fill that void when it comes to permitting rules and building on the waterfront... I don't know of another local architect that I would call upon to advise  my clients about building on our waterfront. Your broad experience and significant regular interface with the county and state staff governing much of what can or cannot be done is unequalled.


Tom Stone, Broker-Associates of Micheal Sounders Real Estate.