Square One is the trusted source for a broad spectrum of architecture, design, and construction services.




To create visions and bring them to reality, were our clients' goals are at the forefront.




Founded in South-Florida by John Garra in 2005, Square One's quality of service and client satisfaction is indicative of their reputation for design excellence and professionalism. Addressing client priorities first has made them the trusted source and is their cornerstone of success. Hiring the most talented staff, sub-contractors and consultants promises to keep the team at the lead of excellence in design and construction.  Each of our projects is formed in deliberate response to it's particular user, location, climate, budget, schedule. Our projects can be found concentrated in South-Florida and reaching across the Caribbean beyond the Virgin Islands.





John Garra (born 1971) is an architect and general contractor based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was raised in NewYork State and later his professional training took him to the United Kingdom at Gensler in London. Brief internships with Peter Eisenman Architect and Turner Construction implementing the design of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners provided him with a broad view and experience in the industry of design and construction. Garra completed his professional degree in architecture at the University of Cincinnati.






Houzz Awards & Badges

Houzz.com & The Houzz Community has honored Square One's projects with multiple recognitions:


    1.Best of Houzz 2016 Client Satisfaction, professional was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the houzz community.

       Awarded on January 11, 2016


    2.1000 Ideabook Saves, professional's photos have been added more than 1,000 times to ideabooks on Houzz.com.

         Awarded on July 29, 2016


    3.Star Houzzer, user posted review on Houzz.com

       Awarded on October 13, 2015


    4.Recommended on Houzz, the Houzz Community recommends this professional

       Awarded on October 20, 2015



The City of Fort Lauderdale's Community Appearance Board

The City of Fort Lauderdale's Community Appearance Board, 2013, has honored Square One Architecture's project with two awards:

     1. Wow! Property of the Year

     2. Single Family Residential Renovation Project of the Year.



- U.S. Green Building Council


- LEED Retail Project of the Year


- LEED Gold, Retail, Weston, Florida


- LEED Silver, Commercial Interior, Palm Beach Gardens


- LEED Retail, Wellington, Florida


-LEED Commercial Interior, North Miami, Florida


- Florida/ Caribbean Architect Magazine


-Tropic Florida Living & Design Magazine,  December 2012 (pg 39-44) featured Square One Architecture’s design for a redeveloped water front property in Fort Lauderdale.  Tropical aesthetic and energy efficiency were merged in the project, making it a candidate for LEED for Homes certification.

Houzz Awards & Badges




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