The Hammond Design Group Architects, founded in February 2000, is an architectural & landscape architectural team of professionals based in Tallahassee, Florida.

Our staff of design professionals range in expertise from architecture, landscape architecture and construction. We believe in teamwork and collaboration that takes place in the office as well as around the client’s conference table.  Our firm is small and therefore communication is centralized; The benefit here is that everyone working on the project remains updated throughout while allowing the principal to take a “hands-on” role in every project.


The firm was founded on the tenant of quality work and customer service. Under Bret’s supervision the office has been involved in a number of private and public sector projects.

We strive to turn each client into a professional reference by providing quality architectural services and products specific to each of our client’s needs. Our products are prepared and delivered utilizing superior design techniques, diagnostic analyses utilizing the latest technologies available and produced by trained professionals. Our goal is to deliver these products on schedule at a competitive professional fee while exceeding our client’s goals and expectations.

We are experienced in all aspects of the planning, building, bidding and permitting process. Upon determining the parameters of our client’s project we guide them through this process allowing them to make informed decisions. Clear, consistent communication is key to this relationship.

Our goal is to achieve the highest quality design within the parameters imposed by the client’s site, budget and schedule.  We are committed to providing through research, documentation, a refined design, and the attention to detail that our clients deserve.  It is our belief that these tenants produce projects which meets the client’s needs architecturally, within budget, on their schedule.


Our firm has broad and varied experience throughout the North Florida region in both architectural and landscape architectural projects.  Projects like Ft. Mose Visitors Center in St. Augustine FL , Ft. Clinch Beachside Shower & Laundry Facilities in Fernandina Beach FL, William J. Rish Park Gulf & Bayside Improvements in Cape San Blas FL, and Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park Visitors Center in Micanopy FL. All of these projects were completed under a continuing services contract.

Our private projects include Angelo & Son’s Seafood Restaurant in Ochlocknee Bay, Former Wakulla Bank Headquarters in Crawfordville, Former Wakulla Bank Panacea Branch, Schematic Planning for Proposed Soccer Complex, and the boat landing and interior renovations at Wakulla Springs Lodge.

Angelo’s, in Ochlocknee Bay, Florida, was the first project to be published recognizing the project’s regional impact on the community.  It was published in the “Florida/Caribbean Architect” magazine. The first historic acknowledgement came with a “2001 Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Award” for “Preservation Project of Regional Impact Award of Excellence with the restoration of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hosford, Florida.  The Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Ft. White Historic Railroad Depot, along with Angelo’s were three or our projects published in the “Florida/Caribbean Architect” magazine. 

The Leon County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit was also published in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of the” Air Beat” magazine, a national sheriff’s association publication, for its excellence in design serving the sheriff’s helicopter pilots.  Finally, the Fort Mose Visitor’s Center was featured on WFSU’s “Florida Crossroad of Historic Places”. Televised on WFSU’s public television network on 2007.