Glenn D. Hettinger, AIA, ICAA

Principal/ Architect: Glenn is a well organized and creative architect with successful national business experience in the design and construction industry. He has demonstrated skills in architectural design, project and construction management, office and team building, client relations, technical writing, public speaking and architectural photography. He seeks first to understand his client’s needs. Then he stimulates possibility thinking and creates detailed designs and action plans that when implemented produce the expected results. 


Professional Experience: Completed his apprenticeship in the foremost American 'new town' of Reston, VA under the well known residential architect Michael Oxman. He soon started his own 12-person design-build home construction company in Madison, WI. Later as corporate architect at Atlantic Builders in Jacksonville, FL, Glenn managed a team that produced 650 sets of house construction documents and building permits each year. There he also designed 40 new cost-effective F.A.S.T. System house plans from 1,200 to 3,300 SF.


For a decade Glenn was a Sr. Project Architect and Studio Manager for Rink Design Partnership, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. He led many projects up to $50 Million. Most all of Glenn’s residential, retail, church, office, hotel and mixed-use projects were either design/ build or with a negotiated General Contractor. Which means he has extensive experience in value engineering and cost containment. He knows how to design to the realistic budget by getting cost input from GCs every step of the way.


Education: Five-year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University and first registered in Wisconsin. Served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army National Guard Corps of Engineers. Attends continuing education seminars and has traveled throughout the United States, Western Europe and Mexico – while photographing distinctive architecture everywhere he goes.


Professional Associations: Member of the the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). He is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the North Florida Regional Leadership Academy (NFRC). Was the founding president of the Florida SMPS chapters, and was quite active in the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce, ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), NAIOP, ULI and Toastmasters International.


Community & Personal: Moved to Ponte Vedra Beach 30 years ago. He and his wife Jean have been blessed with four great sons. He is a founding member of the PV Presbyterian Church, the PV Athletic Association and the PV YMCA. Founder of the Duval Public Education Foundation ‘Eddy Awards’ and Co-founder of the St. Johns County Public Education Foundation, and it’s ‘Horizon Awards’  which honor the respective teachers of the year. Coached youth soccer 17 years, and was honored as the 'Nease HS Soccer Parent of the Decade'. Served on the Beaches Elderly Housing Corporation board, and now serves on  the Florida Regional Board for the Christian 'non-charity' HOPE International HQed in Lancaster, PA.

Project Teams:  Glenn custom tailors each project team to meet the particular needs of each job. He collaborates with his extensive network of AutoCAD technicians, Structural Engineers, MPE Engineers, Interior Designers, Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects  that he has built a raport with over the past 30 years.  No matter what the job, Glenn is able to assemble the perfect team to complete it. Note: Team member bios are availabe.

Glenn & his Son relishing Florida State's 34-31 win over Auburn in the Rose Bowl to win the 2014 last BCS National Championship.