Experience

John Diehl is a licensed architect with over 40 years design and building experience including Architecture, Construction, and Interior Design in South Florida. In addition, John has completed projects from Central America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe.

His projects include:

  • Hospitality
  • Restaurtants
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Multi-family & Single family
  • Healthcare
  • Franchise Car Washes

His services include:

  • Architecture
  • General Contractor
  • Threshold Inspections
  • Project Management
  • Proforma & Project Evaluation

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • 1998 – Gold Coast Builder’s Association – Best Sales Office, Transeastern Homes
  • 1998 – Gold Coast Builder’s Association – Best Design under 1700 Sq. Ft. Transeastern Homes
  • 1997 – Who’s Who among American Builders & Designers
  • 1990 – City of Fort Lauderdale, Community Appearance Board, Urban Environmental Design Award, Industrial & Office Service – 1st Place
  • 1989 – Treasure Coast Builder’s Association Parade of Homes – Grand Award, 1st Place, and Merit Award for Multi-Family Homes priced over $85,000, Hobe Sound, Florida
  • 1986 – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1966 – Appreciation Award
  • 1974 – Past President’s Award from Institute, CSI
  • 1973 – Certificate of Merit and Appreciation from Greater Miami Chapter CSI
  • 1992 – Award of Excellence District 6990 Rotary International Membership Development
  • 2012 – American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • 2003 – Gold Coast Remodeler’s Council – Past Chairman 2003-2004 – Vice Chairman
  • 2003-4-5 – Florida Home Builders Association Remodelers Council – Member
  • 1999 – Gold Coast Builder’s Association – Board Life Director
  • 1986-1988 – Chamber of Commerce – Ft Lauderdale West Chairman Economic Development
  • 1995-2005 – Chamber of Commerce – Greater Boca Raton
  • 1984 – Present – Rotary Club, Pompano Beach-Lighthouse
  • 1992-3, 2002-3, 2014-15 – Rotary Club, Pompano Beach-Lighthouse – Past President
  • 1992, 2008 – Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow
  • 1998 – Rotary District 6990, Group 8 – Assistant Governor
  • 2015-16 – Rotary District 6990, Group 1 – Assistant Governor
  • 1978 – CSI Construction Specification Institute, Miami Chapter – Past President
  • 1977 – Registered Architect, State of Florida – AR 0007424
  • 1994 – Registered Architect, State of South Carolina (Inactive) – AR 0004859
  • 2011 – Registered Architect, State of Idaho (Inactive) – AR 985374
  • 2009 – Registered Architect, State of Texas (Inactive) – 22030
  • 2013 – Registered Architect, State of Louisiana (Inactive) – 7848
  • 2011 – Registered Architect, State of Georgia (Inactive) – 227848
  • 1997 – Registered Interior Designer – ID 0003692
  • 1998 – Architectural Concepts International LLC (as qualifier) – AA 0003083
  • 1974 – Certified General Contractor, State of Florida – CGC 0008183
  • 1999 – Paint Concepts Plus, Inc. – SMI 1484
  • 2010 – NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards – FEI/EIN 272952571
  • 2007 – Architectural Concepts International LLC – FEI/EIN 26-1396718
  • 1985 – Structural Masonry Inspector
  • 1973 – Certified Construction Specifier, the Construction Specifications Institute

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

Managing partner for work both in USA and abroad

Residential: Custom homes, Condo Remodeling, Residence Remodeling and additions, 40 years old inspections, 190 townhouses with Club House

SIP’s Structural Insulated Panel: Projects included Homes in Florida, USA, and Bergu Terases, Latvia. Then developed Models for presentations to Dutch Aruba, Mongolia, Dominican Republic and several African and South American Countries.

Commercial:  Shopping centers tenant improvements, Site Plans upgrades for shopping centers, Dry Cleaners, Auto Repair Shops, Handicap reviews and improvements.  Restaurant consultant and remodeling. Church upgrades and day care centers. Warehouse remodeling and tenant improvements. Bakery.

Acting as Consultant to Architectural Concepts International, ConAg: ACI, Car-Wash-Architect.com, Paint Concepts Plus as Qualifier

(Established October 21, 1997) Upon Mr. Bassallo untimely death in May 1996, Mr. Diehl completed projects under contract with Boca Architects Collaborative formed BAC-Boca Architect Corporation as its President and expanded his duties to include a new field of design “Residential Market Housing.”  The following projects built in Florida are a portion of work completed.

Restaurants:  15 Wags to Denny’s conversions, tri-county area; 6 Miami Sub restaurants, Broward and Dade County; 4 Sir Pizzas, South America; Comedy Club, Boca Raton; 2 Dairy Queens, Dade County; Remodeling Road House Grills; Sun House Chinese, Deerfield Beach; Bellantes Pizza, Pompano & Pembroke Pines; Shivers Bar-B-Que, Kendall and Homestead; Tre Mezzo Remodeling, Shooter Restaurant, Madeira Beach; The Gourmet Zone, Boca Raton; The Red Snapper Restaurant, Tamarac.

Medical:  Lynn Cancer Center, Comprehensive Breast Center, & Community Relations Med Plex for Boca Community Hospital, Boca Raton; 96-Bed, 5-story, ACLF, for Tony Licata, Pompano Beach; 3 medical suites for Boca Hospital; Remodel Marriott Nursing Homes, Boca Raton; Nsidibe Ikpe, 56- & 26-unit ACLF Nursing Home, Phases 1& 2, Dade County; O’ Flannigan Dental Clinic, Deerfield Beach; Zahal Concept One Dental, Plantation; Companion Animal Hospital, Boca Raton.

Commercial/Industrial:  Boynton Cinema (8 theaters) Boynton Beach; Flora Foods 112,000 Sq. Ft. Assembly plant and warehouse, Pompano Beach; Signature Imports 21,000 Retail Showroom, Delray Beach; Strip shopping center 11,000 Sq. Ft., Deerfield Beach; Don King’s Office and Gym, Deerfield Beach; Sun Kiss Solar Products plant and warehouse remodeling, Miami; Golf Course Pump houses, Miami and Deerfield Beach; Driving range and Pro Shop, Coral Springs; Executive Suites, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando.  Banks: Glendale Federal, Great Western, Nations Bank, Southeast Bank, First Union Bank: Includes remodeling, lighting, drive-thru, pneumatic delivery systems; One South Ocean Blvd and One North Ocean Blvd Remodeling Office High-rise buildings, Boca Raton; On-Rite plant and executive offices, Fort Lauderdale; Motor City Car Wash, Boynton Beach.

Resorts:  Playa Laguna Resort: Located outside Liberia, Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, a 1,395 Acres Master Plan resort with 2,000 meter long beach and two Jack Nicolas designed golf courses, Hotel, Sales Office, Employee housing, Entry Features, Gate houses, Condominiums, Golf Club House. The resort has plans for a future, Beach Club, Club House, 4 more Hotels and 250 plus custom homes. BAC is in charge as Architect for design of the project with a 3 man office in Liberia, Costa Rica

Holiday Isle Resort, Windley Key, Florida: Master Plan with new concepts for exterior elevations, parking and landscaping; Administration building with offices, laundry, storage and dormitories; New check-in building; ADA compliance report; remodeling; New Hotel Units.  Master plans for the Harbor sites – 36 new town homes.

Market Housing:  Model homes for approximately 8,000 homes, Sales offices, Entry features, Club houses for the following Developers:  18 subdivisions for Transeastern Homes; 18 subdivisions for GL Homes; 14 subdivisions for Regency Homes; 3 subdivisions for Centerline Homes; 2 subdivisions for Puder Homes; 3 subdivisions for L’Hermitage; Models for individual subdivisions for Avalon, Signature Homes, Groshire Development, Lennar Homes, The Kennedy Group, Beztec, Hurley Construction, Ambach Communities.  (No awards applied for yet, however 1 or more houses listed as top sellers for the last 5 years in Price Waterhouse, a market research firm).

Multifamily Homes:  Hillsboro Courtyard 12 custom town homes on the ocean, Pritt-Wright, Hillsboro Beach; Quadplex on Intercostals, Fairview Properties, Pompano Beach; 340 Flats and town homes, Naples; Cherokee Homes, 200 town homes each at Coconut Creek and Port St Lucie; Transeastern Homes; 7 Duplexes for Wave Star Homes, Victoria Park, Fort Lauderdale, 65 town homes, Coral Springs; Groshire Development, Devanie Duplex, Pompano Beach.

Custom Homes:  80 plus individual homes in price range from $180,000 to 10 million in the following cities: Waterfront: Manalapan, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale by the Sea, Light House Point, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point. Dry lots: Coral Springs, Coco Plumb, Parkland, Longwood, Naples, Vero Beach, Homestead, Weston, Jupiter.

Miscellaneous:  Day Care Centers: Knob hill Daycare, Sunrise; Kids Club Daycare, Boca Raton; Saw Grass Church, Broward County; Play mobile prototype Game\Sales Room, Germany; Churches: Saw Grass Church and Faith Revival Church, Broward County; Bingo Hall, Broward County; Black Point Marina; In/out storage and restaurant; 40 plus Boat Lifts in the Tri County.

(Established August 13, 1990 dissolved September 24, 1999) Mr. Diehl joined Boca Architects Collaborative owned by Manual R. Bassallo in May 1995 as partner. The firm then was divided in to two groups of work with Mr. Bassallo in charge of Residential and Mr. Diehl in charge of commercial projects.

Industrial Parks:  Pompano Business Park, 540,817 sq. ft.; Cypress Creek Business Park, 56,000 sq. ft; Cypress Creek Industrial Park, 66,000 sq. ft.; Dock height and industrial park.  Williams Executive Center Office/Warehouse Park, 28,000 sq. ft. included tenant improvements in each park.  Dade County, various warehouse facilities.

Miscellaneous:  Industrial/Manufacturing Plants: plastic extrusion, cosmetology, four printing plants, pet food storage and handling, marine engine construction and repair, machine shops, health food warehousing, auto repair, telephone main frame construction; Telephone and police radio towers for Motorola; Bevel glass plant and then pattern designs.

Marinas:  Harbor Town Marina including repair facilities, Holiday Isle Resort and Marina, Black Point Marina.  Designed floating mini-warehouses for several marinas.

Offices:  Over 100,000 sq. ft. of tenant improvement including executive office suites.

Restaurants:  Ranch House Restaurants of Miami, Tugboat Annie’s, Miami Subs, Brothers, Stockton’s, Crystal Room to name a few, for a total of over 20 restaurants as tenants of shopping centers or individual buildings; Bageland main commissary and Passover Pastries Bakery.

Residential:  Over 200 Custom homes in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina from $80,000 up to $3 million in value.  Sea Pines Townhouses, 116 units in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Religious Buildings: Design Build St. Stephens Episcopal Church School and library update. Designed: Church of the Latter day Saints Hialeah Stake, design research, specifications, estimate and bidding, Peach United Methodist Church, South Dade County social hall and Silver Palm United Methodist Church Homestead, Youth and Wedding Chapel. Faith Revival Church 300 seat church and class rooms Broward County

Designed “Mayfair in the Grove” a $21 million, six story, shopping center/hotel over two underground parking garages.  The building was designed with open courtyard including twenty-six fountains and sculptured concrete arches and columns.  The hotel portion had two hundred fifty six individual designed suites 2 restaurants with interiors designed by the staff.  Building design was based on Art Nouveau Form of the late 1800’s using the sculptural and stain glass designs as well as the tile work similar to Antoni Gaudi’s work in Spain.

As Junior Partner – A hospital design firm in which $35 million of various sized medical facilities were completed in a fourteen month time period with a production crew of twenty six people.

(Architectural and Engineering firm with 180 Employees) As Senior Associate worked on over $300 million of hospitals and medical facilities (1979 dollars) in addition to offices, condominium apartments, military medical facilities, telephone & telegraph buildings and towers, two fast track $10 million high schools, nuclear medicine facilities, shopping centers, industrial manufacturing and warehousing.

Specifications: Directed/coordinated and prepared detail specifications for the entire 180 man office.  Worked with the DOD in starting their master specifications.  As president of the Local CSI chapter organized the first education classes for the National Association and with that two of my board members eventually became national officers one as President

Estimating: Directed and prepared detail estimates on approximately $234 million of projects with an error rate at time of bidding at less than 5%.

Miscellaneous: Coordination of construction bidding; Specialty shop drawings design and/or approval; Hospital accreditation reports and studies; Roofing trouble shooting for Southern Bell System.

Coordination of land purchases, feasibility studies Architects and land development for over 5,600 housing units; Construction design for maintenance of existing 3,000 units.

Civil Engineering firm with 300 employees. Provided drafting, land surveying inside and fieldwork, including computer photographic drafting for land development and aerial photography for topography.


CONSTRUCTION HISTORY

  • Construction Administration
  • Trouble Shooter for 5 hospitals with a total construction cost of $96 million
  • Administered the 6-man Estimating Department
  • Peppas\Diehl Construction for 30,000 sq. ft. warehousing, Dade County                               60’s & 70’s
  • 2 each 12,000 sq. ft. warehouses, South Miami-Dade County                                              1982
  • Remodeled 30 homes and 12 tenant offices, Miami and South Miami                                    70’s & 80’s
  • Develop Land and Built 5 Custom homes Miami-Dade County                                               1970’s
  • Remodeled 2 church schools, Coconut Grove                                                                      1983
  • Built 5 Custom homes in Jupiter                                                                            1989, 90
  • Built 119 Townhouses in Hobe Sound                                                                    1991, 92
  • Provide hurricane damage repair to 7 homes in Dade County                                               1992, 93
  • 1992 – Rebuild Home on Water, Fort Lauderdale
  • 1994 – Shell Contractor, Church addition, Hobe Sound
  • 1994 – Remodel 3 homes, Miami-Dade County
  • 1995 – Build 4 each 5,000 sq. ft. Executive Suites, Broward County
  • 1996 – Remodeled drive thru/walk up tellers for 7 First Union Banks
  • Ventri Residence in Homestead FL – $179,000
  • Colachicco Residence, Winter Park – $202,000 – Complete
  • Carbon Residence, Orange County – $190,000
  • Spillis/Lundee Residence – $500,000
  • Coronado, Highland Beach, two 15-story, high-rise buildings, concrete restoration
  • Hyde Park, Ft. Lauderdale, railing system with footers
  • Pompano Beach, re-roof, pending permit
  • Plastic Surgeons Office Boca Raton FL

INTERIOR DESIGN HISTORY

  • Tug Boat Annie’s, Boca Raton, Dania, and Miami, Crystal Room Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dillan Isle Clothing Boutique, Dadeland
  • Glendale Federal Bank, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale
  • Wags to Denny’s Restaurants proto type
  • Stockton’s Restaurant, PGA West Palm Beach
  • Boynton Cinema, Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Bellantes Restaurants, Pompano Beach
  • Pembroke Pines, Diamond exchange
  • Palm Beach Mall, West Palm
  • Various residences primarily kitchens
  • “Mayfair in the Grove,” 250 individual hotel suites, Lobby, Restaurants, Theater.