Company Bios

Joseph Sorci Florida Architects

Joseph Sorci

Architect / President

Joseph J. Sorci, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP | Architect / President |   Education – Master of Architecture, University of Florida  — Bachelor of Design, University of Florida |   Professional Associations | Registered Architect:  Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio & Texas — AIA, NCARB, USGBC |   Joe Sorci has more than 30 years of experience in the architecture field. He’s held positions including Principal of a Central Florida start-up architectural firm, Principal Director of the Florida office for a national architectural and engineering firm, and, currently, Director of Design of Florida Architects, Inc. (FLA). Joe’s architectural experience encompasses all levels and complexities of educational projects throughout the State of Florida. He has been the Architect of Record for more than 25 educational projects, from k-12 to community college to the university level. Repeat clientele demonstrate their confidence and assurance in Joe’s ability to deliver a project that meets the design intent, and is aestheti- cally pleasing, within budget and on-time. His expertise and professionalism are combined with a thorough knowledge and understanding of governing guidelines, code requirements as well as agency policies and procedures.

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Valli Sorci Florida Architects

Valli Sorci

CEO / Director Operations

Valli C. Sorci, LEED®AP BD+C | CEO / Director of Business Operations |   Education – Valencia College |   Professional Associations – USGBC | With over 20 years of working within the architectural and related businesses, Valli has a diverse range of skills to support and enhance FLA’s architectural services.  She has been responsible for business development and operations, and serves as a client coordinator for various projects.  Valli is always a point of contact for all clients and works closely with the various foundations and other client organizations to provide FLA support as well. Having been an FLA officer and stockholder for several years, the decision was reached to become a Woman-Owned Business with Valli as the CEO and majority stockholder.  While this change does not alter the collaborative way we run our business, it does offer new opportunities for the firm to compete in new markets.   Also very importantly, it offers incentives for our young women professionals to pursue their registrations and pave the way for the future of our firm. Personal note:  I have respected and admired the design ability, dedication to the client and work ethic of Joe, Mark and Markus since first working with them a couple decades ago (time flies when you’re having fun!) and am deeply committed to the future of this firm.   I am equally proud of the team we’ve put together since those early days in the 50 SF borrowed office,  and very optimistic for our future.    If you are looking for an architectural firm with an approachable attitude, with the proven ability to design the most efficient, functional and effective spaces that feel good too, then please give us a call, e-mail, tweet, facebook, send a letter or fax, or even stop in to see us. 

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Markus J. Gemsch

Markus J. Gemsch

Principal Architect / VP

Markus J. Gemsch, AIA, NCARB, LEED®AP BD+C | Principal Architect / Vice-President |   Education – Master of Architecture, University of Florida | Bachelor of Arts in Design, University of Florida | Civil Engineering, ATIS-Abend Technikum Institute, Switzerland |   Professional Registrations, Certifications, Associations – Registered Architect, State of Florida | AIA, NCARB, USGBC | Markus Gemsch is an owner and founding principal of Florida Architects, Inc. He has served as Designer, Project Manager, Structural Coordinator and Design Production Coordinator for educational, correctional, municipal and commercial projects throughout the state of Florida. Markus’ extensive technical expertise has been developed through direct involvement in every phase of a wide scope of projects, including planning, programming, design, construction documentation and administration. Markus directs the firm’s Production and implementation. Having worked with AutoCad since it was invented, he has developed valuable in-depth expertise with translating design into digital format, evolving through to BIM and Revit today. Whether serving as Project Architect or Project Manager, Markus is able to respond quickly to all RFI’s, clarifications and other project communication issues.

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Antonio

Antonio Adessi

Director of Design

Antonio Adessi | Director of Design / BIM Supervisor |   Education – University of Florence: Master Architecture / Engineering |   Professional Registrations, Certifications, Associations – Florida IDP | Registered Architect, State of Florida, in progress | Mr. Adessi began consulting with Florida Architects, Inc. for design and program assistance for a confidential municipal design concept. We all quickly agreed that the special dynamic created during that project should become permanent. With Florence, Italy as the spring board for Antonio’s design career and experience, his design perspective, approach, teaching and technological experiences are unique and a perfect complement to FLA’s professional team. His professional and teaching philosophy has always been to combine research on an interdisciplinary level with real world problems from an urban scale, such as: Transportation, Sustainability, Revitalization and the Preservation of the Historical Built Environment to architectural and product design. Antonio has engaged the community in seminars, charettes and exhibitions where professionals and academics meet the private and public sector. Another branch of his research is impact and integration of the evolving digital media technologies on the design process.

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Contact

Florida Architects specialize in commercial architecture planning, design and project management only. No residential projects at this time.






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Address

648 Florida Avenue

Panama City, FL 32401