Currie Sowards Aguila Architects Welcomes Two New Team Members


Keith Beal and Jose Jaramillo

Currie Sowards Aguila,a full-service architectural firm in Delray Beach, recently welcomed two new architects to the 48-year-old company. Jose Jaramillo, former owner of his own architectural firm, will be a Senior Project Manager at CSA initially focused on the Guy Harvey Outpost Clubhouse project. Keith Beal, formerly with Slattery & Associates, will also be a Senior Project Manager, whose first key project will be the Monroe County Courthouse and Detention Center.

“We are proud to add these outstanding new members to our team,” said Bob Currie, founding partner of CSA. “Both Jose and Keith bring years of experience and numerous skills to the firm. They are tech savvy with strong leadership and organizational skills. I look forward to their dynamic contributions to our company.”

In 2004, Jose Jaramillo founded JJ Architectural Group where for the past 13 years he oversaw all aspects of design, administration and marketing for a variety of clients in the commercial, residential and industrial realms.

“Running my own company allowed me to expand my creativity, increase my efficiency and develop strong client-relations skills. I look forward to bringing these assets to CSA,” said Jaramillo. “While I enjoyed my years as a small business owner, I felt ready for a new challenge. CSA has a stellar reputation, and I was ready to grow professionally, take on significant projects and work with a dynamic team.”

One of Jaramillo’s key projects will be overseeing the design of the 26,000 square foot clubhouse at the Guy Harvey Outpost Club and Resort in Tarpon Springs, which will feature cottages and RV lots in a spectacular community including an adventure center, nature discover center, observatory, exercise center and other amenities.

Keith Beal was formerly a Senior Project Manager/Restaurant Division Manager with the architectural firm Slattery & Associates. Beal’s project experience includes Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, Bricktops Restaurant, The Fountains Country Club, Pineapple Grove Village, The Lakes at Palm Beach, Paradise Bank and dozens of others.

“During my career, I developed a strong background in general construction, restaurant design and advanced computer programs,” explained Beal. “My new role at CSA will harness these skills and allow me to work on diverse new projects while expanding my work in the 3-D environment.”

One of the key projects Beal will be overseeing is the Monroe County Courthouse and Detention Center in Plantation Key. This $20 million, 47,000 square foot project is one of several municipal buildings that the 48-year-old Delray Beach firm has designed in the Florida Keys. This modern courthouse will reflect the character and influence of its locale while providing the utmost security measures. The project is expected to break ground in the summer of 2018 and open in mid-2020.

About Currie Sowards Aguila:
Founded in 1969, the award-winning architecture firm’s bold designs have enriched communities around the globe. The team’s creative inspirations have graced cultural centers, residential communities, commercial / mixed-use developments and an array of municipal projects.

The versatile practice, known for its distinctive designs, has garnered acclaim for their singular ability to transform once utilitarian facilities into iconic structures for municipalities. From community centers to parking garages, fire stations to bridges, CSA allows design to be experienced in unexpected ways.

Their practice is augmented by the commitment of the partners to community involvement. Bob Currie, Jess Sowards and Jose Aguila have defined their legacy through their philosophy of “giving back by design and service.”

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