Bringing your ideas to life.

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Formerly SVM Architects, we've rebuilt our website and brand to better serve our clients and communities. We design each project with purposeful intent, using cutting-edge Live Design technology.

"We are about people, and not about places."

We love what we do

Architecture. Interior Design. Urban Planning.

Through these years our team has successfully completed thousands of projects in North Florida and the surrounding areas which include governmental office buildings, public safety buildings, offices, health care , multifamily housing, industrial and retail projects. We bring a passion for implementing the latest in architectural technologies and a commitment to offer a full range of design and construction services, so your design experience is unlike any other.

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Live Design

With Live Design technology, we can construct a model of your vision in real time, allowing you to make on-the-spot modifications and solidify your concept. With this tool, we can dramatically reduce the schematic design time of the project and better understand your ideas.

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Our vision

Monarch Design Group brings your ideas to life by cultivating imagination, creating possibilities, and nurturing creativity. Through thoughtful design, Monarch Design Group is in the business of building a better world.

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Our values

We capture imagination, possibilities, and creativity and guide it to reality. We do this by engaging people where they are. We build relationships and create environments and systems in response to what they need. We think transformationally, we lead with character, we create beauty, and we never stop improving.


What others say about us

“We had to renovate an older building, and Barnett made it stand out. He used his attention to detail in creating new architectural details and upgrading fixtures with creative use of lighting while keeping costs to a minimum. Barnett was a pleasure to work with. He listened to our team’s comments and suggestions and was able to make adjustments quickly. I would highly recommend Barnett and his team.”

Deborah Butler, President | Butler Enterprises

I had the opportunity to purchase a very large and unique building here in Alachua County. The building started its life as a military armory in the 1950s, and the challenge for my company was updating it while honoring its rich history. We interviewed several local architecture firms and only one stood out: SVM/Monarch Design Group. I met with the partners who truly understood what I was trying to accomplish. In a very short period of time we had a design that updated the building without sacrificing any history...the design truly spoke to us! Updating a 70 year old building wasn't easy but members of SVM/Monarch were there every step of the way...from public meetings to interviewing contractors! The end result is simply stunning and so in the SVM/Monarch team!

James Coats, Founder | Phalanx Defense Systems

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at SVM. The team's passion, enthusiasm and dedication for our families is remarkable. They clearly understand our mission and find creative ways to support us. Grateful to have their volunteerism-they prepared meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and have conducted wish list drives. Grateful for their kindness and generosity.

Sherry Houston, Executive Director | Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida

“Working with the SVM team has been a pleasure. As a design-build partner they have gone above and beyond to help our clients get a real sense for their space while providing us real time design feedback to help us maintain accurate cost models.”

Juan Segarra, President/CEO | Foresight Construction Group

“Thank you so much for spending two hours with us today. There’s not a lot of things that truly impress me but you did today. Thank you for being great at what you do. Andrew was blown away. Please know how much you are blessing us with your knowledge and work. Thank you again."

Kevin Griffin | Personal Residence

It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at SVM during the course of building my first project. They were great with design development, and brought my vision to life. It is my hope that the 4411 building will be a great addition to the architecture of Gainesville.

Dr. Frank Lozano | Lozano Dental Care

“Flexible and responsive team. Design process is easy and quick. “

Todd Bond | Firehouse Subs & Tropical Smoothie Cafe