Firm History

Miranda Architects, formerly Beer, Stauffer & Associates, was established in 1981 by architect David W. Beer. Michael Stauffer joined the firm in 1988 and became managing partner in 1993. José L. Miranda, Jr. succeeded him in 2001 after a decade with the firm.

Miranda Architects has more than 25 years experience designing in northeast Florida. In that time, we've built a diverse portfolio of projects that vary in style and scope to fit the needs of each client.

Staff

José L. Miranda, Jr.

Registered Architect, Principal

  • Florida Licensed Architect (1993)

  • Board Member, Fernandina Beach Main Street (2017 - Present)

  • Past Member, Historic District Council, City of Fernandina Beach (2010 - 2017)

  • Board Member, Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach Restoration Foundation (2008 - Present)

  • Board Member, Nassau Community Band (2005 - Present)

  • Past Member, Code Enforcement and Appeals Board, City of Fernandina Beach (2006 - 2010)

  • Past Member, Florida Historical Commission, Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historical Resources (2007 - 2010)

  • Historic Preservationist and Historic Site Specialist, Historic Tampa/Hillsborough County Preservation Board (1988 - 1990)

  • Master of Architecture (Historic Preservation Option), University of Florida (1988)

  • Intern, Colonial Williamsburg (1987)

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida (1986)

Lori Smith Miranda

Registered Architect

  • Florida Licensed Architect (1993)

  • Board Member, Amelia Island Genealogical Society (2008 - 2018)

  • Master of Architecture (Historic Preservation Option), University of Florida (1988)

  • Teaching Assistant, Preservation Institute: Nantucket (1988), Student (1983)

  • Intern, Historic Charleston Foundation (1987)

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University (1986)

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