Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne


Donaldson Group Architects P.A., based in Boca Raton, Florida, is an architectural practice with a strong background in a variety of building types. Prior projects include hotels and resorts, health spas, office buildings, parking garages, restaurants, performing arts centers, custom homes, schools, religious facilities and small medical practices.

Donaldson Group Architects was founded in 1989 by Barry L. Donaldson, AIA and incorporated in 2001 as Donaldson Group Architects, P.A.. Previously Mr. Donaldson was a Senior Vice President for six years with ARCOP, a firm known for its designs of  performing arts centers.  Previously,  Mr. Donaldson was  one of the first employees and Senior Associates of Omni Architects in Lexington, Kentucky where he spent six years working on a number of the firm’s early projects, including hotels, office buildings, schools and residences.

DGA is currently licensed to practice in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, and New York.  Mr. Donaldson also holds NCARB certification for reciprocity in other states.  The firm has also practiced internationally, including the 500,000 s.f. Marketplace mall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Most recently the firm completed a project for a Spa and Fitness Center at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas, USVI.

Since its founding, Donaldson Group Architects has sought to create progressive but pragmatic architectural designs to meet the aspirations, needs, budgets and schedules of clients.  This approach has enabled DGA to bridge across architectural styles to create timeless designs that reflect the totality of the decision-making process for each project.