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Florida Architects, Inc. (FLA), is an award-winning, full service design and architectural firm based in the Florida panhandle.

For more than 22 years and with nearly 100 years combined professional staff experience, FLA has effectively maintained a high level of referrals and repeat clientele. We proudly strive to build success for our clients by creating exceptional environments as we also build on our reputation as a service-driven firm.

Our portfolio includes educational, commercial, hospitality, sports and recreation, medical and historic projects. Our design solutions are economically responsible, functionally appropriate and innovatively executed. Our commitment to personal service is unsurpassed.

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FLA Daytona State College Project

Our History

Founding principals Joe Sorci and Markus Gemsch established the firm in August 1995. Valli Sorci joined the team early in 1996 and is now CEO and Director of Business Operations. Prior to that, the founders had worked together for more than 20 years in various private and public associations. Thanks to a growing list of repeat clientele, Florida Architects expanded services to include Higher Education, Hospitality, General Commercial, Medical Offices and Retail to clients throughout Florida with three registered architects. Keeping in tune with ever evolving technologies and design enhancements, FLA is also a member of USGBC and proud to have four LEED® AP’s on staff as well as two Green Globes Professionals (GGP).


FLA’s approach to design is to treat each individual project with respect to its functional and aesthetic concerns while also keeping our client’s vision and budget firmly in mind.

Our firm provides an inter-disciplinary coordination of architects, designers, management team and administrators who work closely together to meet the specific needs of our clients and to see their vision to fruition. We believe the best design is a product of creative collaboration.

Consistently delivering facilities that not only appeal to the senses but also function freely is our standard of practice. We are committed to “design that exceeds expectations.”


FLA is a full-service architectural firm offering innovative architecture and design, planning, project management, construction administration, interior design, building forensics, repairs and remodeling. Our designs reflect sustainable, leading-edge architecture that transcends form and function in every project we manage.



We believe that building facilities (consisting of the site, buildings and equipment), can and should promote a positive and productive working environment. The physical elements of design should support, facilitate and enhance the client’s mission, procedures and policies.

Affiliations & Memberships

FLA AIA Member
FLA LEED Gold Member
FLA Green Globes
FLA US Green Building Council Member