About ACT Architects of Jacksonville FlDoing a good job is more than just having the right tools and the latest knowledge. Its more than how many years you've been in practice and more than what we can tell you about our firm. To be successful and to form long-lasting relationships as a professional service firm, ACT Architects believes listening is important. Listening to clients, staff, and consultants directs each project to a level and quality surpassing any single individual's expectations. Ultimately, the emergence of ACT Architects as a leading firm in Northeast Florida is the result of our principals agreeing on a fundamental set of values, developing a business around these values and finally executing project after project that surpassed all expectations.
ACT Architects embraces the principle that action, creativity and technology play an equal and interactive role in providing the most proactive, personal and advanced service to our clients. Leveraging quick response times, multiple perspectives in problem solving and the most advanced technologies available for architectural design enables ACT Architects to investigate, clarify and eventually realize and exceed the goals of clients.
Consisting of architects, contractors and support staff of varying experience and interests, ACT Architects capitalizes on unique synergies to benefit clients, communities and the environment. Our architects have extensive experience in all areas of architectural design, production and administration and have been involved in the AEC industry for over 45 years.
We Are GreenACT Architects supports environmentally responsible design; Brad Hollett is a LEED Accredited Professional and where feasible encourages sustainable building practices. Additionally, ACT Architects has further collective experience and training in alternative energy sources and alternative building materials and methods.
What is LEED?Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is a third-party green building certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods. The rating systems give building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable effect on their buildings’ performance. By promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability, LEED recognizes performance in location and planning, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, innovative strategies, and attention to priority regional issues. Additionally, LEED addresses all building types through different rating systems and rating system adaptations.
Brad Hollett, LEED AP BD+CThe Managing Member of Accelerated Contractors has been in the construction industry since he was 16. He co-owns ACT Architects also. He has completed substantial work in commercial and industrial projects. Brad has been in the top 10 commercial remodelers and the top 20 commercial contractors in North Florida for the last 30 years. ACT has been in the North Florida top 20 architect firms for 5 years. Brad has more than 30 years' experience as a contractor. With his state license as a general contractor, Brad has built many projects in the Southeast United States. These projects would to include but not limited to medical facilities, office spaces, restaurants, thrift stores, spas, salons, exercise gyms and retail stores. He's known for his efforts to "Go Green" whenever possible. Accelerated and ACT have been featured in many magazines such as MD-News, Jacksonville Business Journal, Florida Times Union and FOCUS displaying his company's work. He's received awards year after year for his work in the community and for Best Commercial Builder, just to name a few. Brad is "hands on" from beginning to end, from the blueprints and design to ground breaking and grand opening. You can put your project in the trust of Accelerated Contractors and feel confident and secure that Brad Hollett will make your vision come to life, it will be up to code, up to date, with the latest and greatest products and safe for the environment. Brad is United States Green Building Council Accredited on the highest levels of LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with specific training in Building Design and Construction.
Ricardo Baerga-Ibanez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARBFL License #AR98871
Ricardo serves as Vice President and Principal leading the firm's practice of Architecture, Planning, and Design. He has a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico and is a licensed Architect in three jurisdictions with over three decades of experience in programming, planning, design, management, and construction documents for a wide range of projects. He also has experience in forensic investigation for architecture and civil engineering infrastructure, disaster relief assessment, estimating, and planning as well as disaster relief grant management. He has planned and managed projects for private, public, federal, commercial, industrial, corporate and residential sectors during his career. He has experience with new construction as well as additions and renovations in existing buildings. He is an NCARB Certificate holder which assists in licensing architects in all 50 states and requires only administrative paper work and license fee in most states. Ricardo is also United States Green Building Council Accredited as a LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with specific training in Building Design and Construction.
Ricardo's strong project management skills have led to consistent successful project deliveries within stringent time and budget constraints. His commitment to listening to clients and building relationships based on collaboration and trust is an essential element to Ricardo's work, leading to the accommodation of rising challenges and meeting project goals.
David Christine, AIA, LEED AP, NCARBFL License # AR92185
Dave serves as Vice President within the firm's practice of Architecture, Planning, and Design. He is a graduate of the University at Chicago, a licensed Architect with nearly four decades of experience in programming, planning, design, management, and construction documents, for large and complex multi-discipline projects.
He has planned and managed projects for private sector, public and federal, industrial, corporate, and healthcare clients including AHCA approved surgery centers during his career. He has extensive experience with new construction, additions, and renovations of multiple phases in existing buildings. Dave also has positive rapport with the regulatory agencies and can help navigate the sometimes-confusing process of gaining approvals for design and construction. Dave is currently licensed in 11 states and Puerto Rico. He is an NCARB Certificate holder which assists in licensing in all 50 states and requires only administrative paper work and license fee in most states.
Dave provides our clients with successful solutions, technical documentation and management of multiple projects simultaneously. His collaborative management style brings design teams, consultants and owners together, maximizing the opportunity for a balance between design, budget and schedule conformance to meet the project's objectives and goals.