Dougherty + Chavez Architects was established in 1996 and is located in Destin, Florida. The firm is a full service practice that has established a reputation for quality architectural designs and service.
The philosophy at Dougherty + Chavez’s is built on the dual concepts of client service and design excellence. We are about more than just buildings. The very reason for a building – the clients’ vision – is the focal point of any design solution. We build relationships – ultimately a shared understanding that reflects the client’s mission, culture, community and ideals. While we have the experience and know how to deliver well designed places to a variety of clients, we pride ourselves on developing long lasting, meaningful relationships. Work for repeat and referral clients makes up more than 80% of our practice and is proof of our level of service.
Contrary to most traditional practices, the firm encourages no separation between the design and production parts of the work process. There is a strong belief that the process of design and innovation must continue during all phases of design thru construction administration.
We are committed to conserving our environment and intelligently utilizing our natural and cultural resources. Research into new technology and materials leads us to new and innovative solutions while respecting tried and tested construction methods. We attempt to reveal extraordinary beauty within ordinary ideas and materials that will stimulate the user and leave long lasting impressions.
Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures have been successful in ensuring that our projects are completed on time and within budget. It is our experience that a well organized and detailed set of construction documents in conjunction with the Client and Contractor allows us to produce a quality project with savings ultimately afforded to the Client.
We have created projects throughout the Southeast United States and various other locations with many distinguished clients and successful developers. Currently, the firm has an assortment of commissions for Mixed-Use “Life Style Centers”, Resort Condominiums, Commercial/Residential Communities, Professional Office Buildings, and Estate Residences for influential clientele. Our experience with various project types and our personalized professional service makes our team well qualified to undertake important commissions.