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Meet the South Florida Architecture Team

South Florida Architecture - Nearly a Century of Combined Architectural Experience

Located in Bonita Springs, Florida, South Florida Architecture specializes in creating custom architectural designs for real estate developers, corporations, and homeowners. Our award-winning team is headed by CEO/President Adnan Ahmedic who brings over 30+ years of design experience to the table.

The goal behind each of our projects is to exceed our clients’ expectations with our services and the product we deliver. With inspiration fueled by our clients vision we apply our experience and expertise to develop the architectural solutions to meet our clients wants and needs.

Adnan Ahmedic – Corporate Executive Officer

Heading our production team with over 30+ years in the design industry, Adnan brings extensive knowledge of local code and zoning, as well as strong and effective leadership to the team. He is the master of implementing organizational processes and his attention to detail is impressive.

Adnan has a philosophy...we work with each client individually to achieve the desired end result of complete customer satisfaction. It's important to him to see a clients' dream become a reality. His passion is evident in each and every set of construction documents produced by our team.

Adnan was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina, where he graduated from Construction School Center as a design and engineering student. He has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 2004.

Being an outdoorsmen, Adnan enjoys boating, kayaking and fishing. Traveling is also a passion of his, as well as spending time with his family and grandbabies.

Jeff Scott - Director of Architecture

Jeff Scott, a Naples architect for over 27 years, has completed several design projects locally which include The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Collier County Government Complex, Publix Supermarkets, Marshall’s and Office Depot. The Oasis Condominium, located on Singer Island in Palm Beach County, is a remarkable example of his work. The project is a 22-story twin tower beachfront building consisting of 38 units. "What makes this design unique," states Jeff Scott, "is the concept of one unit per floor, providing a 360 degree view of the coastline." He adds, "This project utilized wind tunnel testing to incorporate the latest hurricane force wind loads in the structural design." Although surrounding buildings were severely damaged in September 2004 by both Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne, the Oasis Condominium, two weeks prior to completion, remained unaffected.

Jeff, a LEED and NCARD certified architect, is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the School of Architecture at Kent State University in Ohio. Relocating to the Naples area in 1989, he began working on commercial, educational, residential and religious projects for a local architect.

During his studies to become an Architect he enrolled in the international study program in Florence Italy. Spending time in Europe he studied classic architecture and has an appreciation for proportion and design. He graduated from the School of Architecture at Kent State University in Ohio. His first architectural registration was in Ohio, and while working for Revco Drug stores he obtained registrations from New York to Florida as he designed projects located in the eastern half of the United States. Relocating to Naples area in 1989, he began designing commercial, educational, residential and religious projects for a local architect. After Hurricane Katrina Jeff designed new housing in Biloxi, Mississippi to rebuild the area after the devastation from the storm.

Jeff finds travel has exposed him to many cultures and new design ideas. Trips to Dubi and Abu Dhabi to meet with clients and interview for projects has allowed him to see the development in the Middle East region.

Travels with his wife An to London, Paris, Athens, and Marrakesh have given Jeff an appreciation for an international and cultural diversity in designing projects. On weekends Jeff and An spend time on their sailboat on the Gulf of Mexico. Jeff and An have also been in the Netflix show Bloodline and enjoy working on projects filmed in Southwest Florida.

Amy Shelton – Financial Officer

Amy relocated to Florida in 2018 from New Jersey where she began her career in accounting. Before joining South Florida Architecture in 2020, Amy worked for over 20 years for a diverse range of organizations in the accounting and finance world ranging from small business accounting to corporate finance. Her background and knowledge of accounting and business management made her the perfect choice for SFA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.

Brian Ahmedic - Vice President

Brian moved to Florida with his family as a child and has been surrounded by architecture all his life. Seeing so many of his family members pursue various forms of architecture, he soon realized he also had a love for this special art.

Obtaining a master’s degree from the School of Architecture and Community Design from the University of South Florida in 2020, he found his niche in architecture with a focus in commercial and healthcare design. Brian is currently pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a licensed Architect. He is also the Assoc. Director at large for continuing education for SWFL division of the AIA.

Dubravko Ahmedic – Residential Designer

With over 8 years of residential experience, Dubi has teamed up with clients throughout the SWFL region on hundreds of high-end residential projects. His excellent communication skills allow him to work well with any type of client from corporate and private Investor’s to individual homeowner’s looking for their dream home. With an eye for detail and knowledge of local building codes he produces high quality construction documents in an efficient manner while overseeing our Residential Division. Originally from Bosnia, Dubi has been a Florida resident since 2015 and has earned a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2007.

Jennifer Turcotte – Residential Project Manager

Born and raised in Florida, Jennifer has been in the building and design industry in S.W. Florida for over 20 years. Specializing in structural design, architectural construction drawings and project management, Jennifer has a real passion for her career. She has been the lead project manager and structural designer on countless numbers of large commercial, residential, and multifamily projects in Naples and Marco Island, Fl. Her dedication and intensity for her professional and personal life are unparallel.

Sebastian Capestany - Residential Designer/Project Manager

Sebastian was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida at the age of 11. As a child watching his sister drawing inspired him to take an interest in the arts. Unsure of what he wanted to do after high school Sebastian enrolled into a Drafting and Design program in Fort Myers Technical College where he finished the program early when he was recruited by a local design firm. This is where he learned of his passion for the art of architecture. Sebastian has real passion and expertise for residential design and has worked on many custom home designs from Naples, Sarasota, Miami, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Hawaii.

Abel Bardales - Construction Admin./Project Manager

Abel originally from Lima, Peru has always been intrigued by how objects were put together, and how they managed to complement one another to form one. As a Construction Administrator and Project Manager Abel is involved in both residential and commercial design ranging from schematic design through executing the production of Construction documents as well as ongoing construction administration during projects build phase. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at FGCU and has been able to apply that knowledge in his current position with South Florida Architecture.

Katelyn Hannigan - Commercial Designer/Project Manager

Katelyn recently relocated to SW Florida in 2021 from Newark, Ohio where she obtained a master's degree from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. Growing up, she had an interest in Psychology, and spent her first year at Kent studying Child and Abnormal Psychology. While in college she was introduced to Interior Design and Architecture through friends and decided to change her career course. Since finding her way into Architecture and the Southwest Florida area, she has gained a substantial amount of experience in commercial design ranging from Chipotle and co-working spaces to Private Clubhouses and Tenant Fit-outs. Katelyn has proven herself to be an excellent addition to the SFA team.

Michele Tupper - Senior Designer for Interiors

With over 18 years of experience, Michele has collaborated with clients throughout the region on high-end residential and commercial projects. She aims to take interiors to a higher level while sustaining the essence of “functionality”. Projects include, Stock Development Residential Model Homes, Private Clients – Port Royal, Naples Florida, Naples Bay Resort, Sunterra Resort, & Naples National Golf Club. Originally from New York, she has been a Florida resident since 1989 and earned an associate degree in Fine Art from Florida Keys Community College and holds an Interior Architecture Degree from Ringling School of Art & Design. She is active in the local design community and is a member of IIDA, International Interior Design Association.

Martha Ahmedic - Designer of Interiors

Martha is an Architect graduate in Brazil, specializing in residential and commercial interior architecture, working for more than 20 years in her country of origin. She currently works as a Designer for South Florida Architecture developing interior projects by transforming environments with vision and her architectural experience. Martha has proficiency on identifying potential issues with a space and she resolves the issues with creative solutions, elegance, and unique design. Her mission is to create interior architectural spaces that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, she has various projects published in magazines. Martha has many commercial and residential projects under her belt in the SWFL area.