Square One : Architecture : Design : Build
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Bringing visions to reality.

Our firms’ experience with new construction, renovation and addition projects has prepared us for any project. A deep understanding of the development process and focus on client goals has marked Square One as the trusted source for custom residential design.

Founded in South-Florida by John Garra in 2005, our firms’ quality of service and client satisfaction is indicative of our reputation for design excellence and professionalism. Addressing client priorities first has made us the trusted source and is their cornerstone of success. Hiring the most talented staff, sub-contractors, and consultants promises to keep the team at the lead of excellence in design and construction. Each of our projects is formed in deliberate response to its [articular user, location, climate, budget and schedule. Our projects can be found in South-Florida and reaching across the Caribbean beyond the Virgin Islands.

John Garra (born 1971) is an architect and general contractor based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was raised in New York State and later his professional training took him to the United Kingdom at Gensler in London. Brief internships with Peter Eisenman Architect and Turner Construction implementing the design of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners provided him with a broad view and experience in the industry of design and construction. Garra completed his professional degree in architecture at the University of Cincinnati.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Architectural Drawings, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Pool Design, Landscape Design, Coastal Construction

Areas Served
Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale

Certifications and Awards
WOW Property of the Year 2013, Fort Lauderdale, Community Appearance BoardRenovation of the Year 2013, Fort Lauderdale, Community Appearance BoardMost Outstanding LEED for Retail Project 2011, USGBC
Contact: John Garra
Location: 5230 University Drive, Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
License Number: AA2600184 CGC1520000
Typical Job Costs: $500,000 - 10 million
Our projects typically range from $250-400 per square foot for new construction.
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Commented: What is the printed material on the back of the wine wall? Yes, it was refrigerated. We used and recommend a ducted WineGuardian unit. They provide good customer service to size the unit properly, especially having glass walls. Glad to hear we have inspired.
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Commented: Beautiful home Thank you for your positive comments. Our client has very good taste made their own furniture selections so, I am not sure of their source. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
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Commented: Elegant Lighting Choices ! Yes, these are elegant, akm333. Our client has very good taste and I believe they selected them on their own. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
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Commented: Beautiful Room ! Yes, akm333, the curtains are on a nice low profile track.
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