Design + Build Management

Do you have a major renovation or new construction project you’re ready to have professionally designed and executed? Excited, but at the same time worried about having to find the right architect, engineer and general contractor for your project? Maybe you’re thinking about horror stories you’ve heard; never-ending change orders, unscrupulous contractors, the months of managing all the moving parts required to get it done?

It’s no wonder so many people hesitate moving forward with these type of projects. And that’s a darn shame, especially when you consider the significant positive impact these type of design projects can have on your day-to-day life when it gets done right.

Well, the good news is Studio 818 has redefined and streamlined how great design becomes reality. Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the pretty stuff! Our Design + Build Management process simplifies your life by providing you a single point of contact for your entire project. We handle the master-design along with all the headaches necessary to build it — from your first idea to the last pillow placed.

If your project involves a major floor plan re-design, whole-house renovation or building new from the ground-up our Design + Build Management system is the perfect solution. Located in Fort Lauderdale, we work with local and out-of-state clients on residential and boutique commercial properties throughout South Florida.


Studio 818’s Design + Build Management system is a designer-led process based on your goals and lifestyle requirements. It begins with our in-house team developing the design aesthetic and floor plan first. This avoids the costly changes, impractical layouts and compromised designs that stem from the typical contractor led approach.

Once the design is fully developed we manage the engineering, planning and construction processes for you. Every step and decisions from concept to turnkey completion is designer-led with a single unifying vision focused on protecting the form and function of your design. The result is a superior quality product completed with fewer change orders and accelerated timelines.


Studio 818 is the only Design Firm in South Florida with over 20-years of real estate investment and property development experience. This street-smart practicality allows us to provide you with critical insights and guidance far beyond the typical designer, architect or builder. From pre-purchase property analysis to budget projections and estimates on post-construction property valuation — we set your project on a solid financial foundation right from the start.

Our approach to design and project management is driven by a unique practicality as well. Thanks to our experience developing designer spec homes we’ve learned to protect the design integrity while simultaneously maximizing the efficiency of the build. Our designer-led process gives you a stunning design that’s functionally optimized and value-enhanced.

  • I highly recommend Janie and Studio 818 - we couldn't have made our dream home without her. Communication is very important to me when working with someone and Janie made sure she was in touch about upcoming timelines, decisions that had to be made and any troubleshooting.
    — Cy kim
  • Studio 818 you guys are the best! Words can not express how happy I am with my 818 home. My life is forever changed and my 2124 Dreamlodge is truly my dream home!! Janie, JP and Studio 818 make dreams come true. 
    — Joe DelMonte
  • As soon as I walked into this house by Restore 818 designed by Janie Micek, I knew immediately this was the house. I probably looked at 50 odd homes before I decided on this one, many being more expensive. Warm, intelligent, timeless design blending modern and old features with beautiful colors and open spaces. It was an exact fit. 
    — Mark McGongle
  • My 15-foot kitchen island puts my last renovated kitchen in New York to shame. I've retired now and absolutely love cooking and entertaining in this fabulous home. JP and Janie are a great find in the search for well done design.
    — Jeff Rosenthal
  • Janie has the best creative eye for any space & style. All our friends always ask how we came up with design and they love it. We use Studio 818 for every home and commercial project and recommend her to all our friends.
    — Mike & Chrystine Dimaguila

Is Studio 818 the Right Team For You?

We’d love to hear about your project and meet together to see if we are a good match. Take the first step by scheduling your Free Discovery Call where we can discuss your project in detail.


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