People love to ask to me, ‘What style architect are you, traditional, modern, beachy?’. My reply is always the same. I am your style. Margaretten Architectural is here to be the conduit for your dreams to become reality. This is about you.

- Jeff Margaretten

As a proud resident of scenic highway 30A in South Walton county, FL since 2001, Jeff Margaretten has built a small, diverse architectural practice whose main focus has always been client driven architecture. After receiving his Architecture degree from Tulane University in 1989, his career began in his hometown, Miami Beach, working on All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts, moving on to Fort Lauderdale to work on both custom residential and school board projects until the early 90’s. In 1994, while in Atlanta, he became an Automobile Dealership Design Consultant to Ford and BMW, bringing prototype, experience driven Architecture to automotive dealers across the US and Canada.

Jeff moved to Destin in 1999 and built his first home on the beautiful 30A in 2001. “I never thought I’d live in a town this small,” Jeff recalled, “but 30A is simply magical. The architecture, the scenery, the people – all of it is inspiring”. Wanting to travel less – and coach little league more - the “local” doors to Margaretten Architectural opened in 2003 as an avenue to bring user friendly design strategies into the residential experience.

Jeff’s wonderfully blended family now includes his beautiful wife Lisa, along with 5 amazing young adults, the youngest two of which are now following a proud father’s path attending Tulane University – business school not architecture! Other than being a singer songwriter for the past 35 years, for a real inside look at Jeff’s alter-ego, you should make it a point to attend one of his 30A-famous Sushi Parties.

JEFF MARGARETTEN BIO

As a proud resident of scenic highway 30A in South Walton county, FL since 2001, Jeff Margaretten has built a small, diverse architectural practice whose main focus has always been client driven architecture. After receiving his Architecture degree from Tulane University in 1989, his career began in his hometown, Miami Beach, working on All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts, moving on to Fort Lauderdale to work on both custom residential and school board projects until the early 90’s.

In 1994, while in Atlanta, he became an Automobile Dealership Design Consultant to Ford and BMW, bringing prototype, experience driven Architecture to automotive dealers across the US and Canada.

Jeff moved to Destin in 1999 and built his first home on the beautiful 30A in 2001. “I never thought I’d live in a town this small,” Jeff recalled, “but 30A is simply magical. The architecture, the scenery, the people – all of it is inspiring”. Wanting to travel less – and coach little league more - the “local” doors to Margaretten Architectural opened in 2003 as an avenue to bring user friendly design strategies into the residential experience.

Jeff’s wonderfully blended family now includes his beautiful wife Lisa, along with 5 amazing young adults, the youngest two of which are now following a proud father’s path attending Tulane University – business school not architecture! Other than being a singer songwriter for the past 35 years, for a real inside look at Jeff’s alter-ego, you should make it a point to attend one of his 30a-famous Sushi Parties.

B.ARCH TULANE UNIVERSITY 1989
M.ARCH TULANE UNIVERSITY 2004
Principal, Margaretten Architectural since 1991
Fort Lauderdale: 1991 - 1993
Atlanta: 1993-1999
Destin / Santa Rosa Beach: 1999-Present