JAS Group Architects/Planners is an Architectural and Planning firm created in 1987. JAS Group is a full service organization providing complete design services and engineering. The principal, James Smith, has an established client base and experience in the South Florida and Caribbean area that spans over 40 years. Projects undertaken by the firm have represented diversity in size, type and degree of complexity.

JAS Group Architects/Planners has an established reputation for successful Planning and Architectural Design of commercial, industrial, hotel, resort, mixed use and residential projects. The firm takes pride in its commitment to design excellence while being responsive to client needs and program requirements.

JAS Group Architects/Planners consists of an experienced team of senior architects and support staff that provide a broad base of knowledge and technical expertise. The firm's success in design and accurate production of construction documents is further enhanced by close individual attention and supervision of each project by the principal.


Mr. Smith's professional affiliations include:

Member, American Institute of Architects
Miami Chapter, AIA: Florida & National Association AIA
Member, Construction Specifications Institute


Florida - AR0012629
Georgia - No. 5229
North Carolina - No. 5299

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) - No. 28917

Mr. Smith has over 40 years of architectural experience and is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

He has worked with local and national Architectural and Planning firms throughout South Florida and has been involved in both new construction and renovation work of single and multi-family residences, industrial facilities, and hotel-resort projects.

Prior to organizing JAS Group Architects/Planners in 1987, Mr. Smith was senior associate with Sasaki Associates Boston, at their Coral Gables office. Prior to that Mr. Smith was a staff architect with the Nichols Partnership from 1980 to 1981. Mr. Smith was also an associate at Sandy & Babcock Architects of Miami and San Francisco from 1976 to 1980.