MLD Architects is a full service architectural firm with several award winning projects. Our services include design, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration services for both new and renovation construction projects.

In addition to full service building and renovation design, MLD Architects has extensive experience in roof design and consultation. Randy Lewis is a recognized roofing systems expert, and has written articles for Florida AIA magazine and Florida Roofers magazine. MLD Architects has earned an excellent reputation for diagnosing roof problems, and offering corrective solutions. Due to his expertise, Mr. Lewis has provided expert testimony on numerous cases.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ringling Museum Ca d’Zan Gatehouse

Photo Library

Completion Date: 2003/2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Construction Cost: $301,700.00

The Ca d’Zan Gatehouse at the Ringling Museum of Art serves as the focal point for the main entry to the museum grounds.  The Gatehouse was constructed in the early 1900’s, in conjunction with John and Mable Ringling’s estate house, Ca’ d’Zan.   In the past several decades, the Gatehouse was abandoned and suffered from neglect, termites, and deterioration.  The scope of this restoration project was to restore the building in its entirety, add HVAC, electrical, security, data, video monitoring and prepare the structure to serve as the entry to the future Visitors Center and expanded Ringling Museum.  The project consisted of replacing deteriorated floors and wall framing, furring, as well as replacing the entire roof structure.  The exterior masonry wall veneers’ cast iron grates and grills, and windows were completely restored, and all interior finishes were replaced, including plaster walls, floor tile, and ceilings.  The remaining existing vaulted plaster ceiling in the entry/porch was removed during the roof demolition, and a new framing, grounds and plaster system was installed.   

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MLD Architects receives historic preservation awards.

MLD is proud to announce that the rehabilitation of Dodd Hall and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse were honored with both local and state recognition for excellence in historic preservation. At the state level, Dodd Hall and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and at the local level, Dodd Hall received the Civic / Community Resource Preservation Award and the Cape San Blas Lighthouse received the Preservation Project of Regional Impact Award from the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year the Tallahassee and Florida Trusts recognize the significant contributions of individuals, societies, businesses and government entities who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation, and MLD is pleased and honored to be recognized by these distinguished organizations.

In pursuit of continued excellence in historic preservation, the Division of Historical Resources has engaged MLD Architects for the rehabilitation of the Call-Collins Mansion at The Grove. The Grove is not only historically significant as a notable example of Greek Revival architecture, but also for its association with the political history of Florida, including its role as the residence of Governor Richard Keith Call, and later, the home to Governor LeRoy Collins and Mary Call Darby Collins. The rehabilitation of the Call-Collins House will utilize state of the art preservation and restoration best practices to both preserve and restore historic materials, and incorporate sustainable design for accessibility and a modern infrastructure system. When complete, the Call-Collins Mansion will commemorate Florida history by honoring and memorializing Florida's governors, including Territorial Governor Richard Keith Call and Governor LeRoy Collins, and those who have preserved, maintained and restored The Grove through many generations.

Please join us in celebrating Florida's rich cultural heritage. We offer a toast to all of the individuals and organizations that have worked, with great dedication and reverence, for the preservation our architectural and cultural heritage!

MLD Architects, Inc.

Terry Maros

Production Manager, IT Administrator, Network Administrator, Webmaster

Producer of contract documents, multimedia presentations, 3D modeling and renderings, establishing and maintaining office standards, hardware and software evaluation, recommendations and training, delegating and scheduling production staff, maintaining physical and electronic libraries, creating and maintaining local networks and the firm's website. Worked on 650+ projects from new construction, historical and traditional renovations, reroofing and waterproofing, asbestos and lead abatement, leed certified projects. Expertise in Autocad and Architectural Desktop, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop.

  • Florida State University, School of Engineering
  • Tallahassee Community College, AS, Advanced Computer Graphics and Multimedia, 2000 – 2002
  • Tallahassee Community College, Certificate in Advanced AutoCad and Plans Development
  • Saint Petersburg Junior College, AA, Liberal Arts, 1989 – 1991
  • American Institute of Architects, 1993 to present
  • American Institute of Architects, Tallahassee Chapter, webmaster
  • W.T. Moore Elementary School, webmaster

Head Photographer
Terry Maros Photography
Specializing in sports, wildlife and event photography including youth sports, soccer, triathlons, cycling, mountain biking, gymnastics, running, and many other local events.


Allan Golden

Roof Observer / Inspector

Allan Golden joined MLD Architects in 2007, following an Associate of Arts Degree with focus in architecture and engineering. He has experience in project management, construction documents, estimating, planning and scheduling, and drafting. Allan’s participation in roofing and waterproofing projects during construction helps to ensure quality control is achieved for each project.

Allan lives in Crawfordville and enjoys music performance, fishing and hunting at every opportunity.

  • Florida A & M University, BS Construction Engineering Technology, 2011
  • Tallahassee Community College, Associate of Arts, 2007
  • FSU Life Sciences Building, Roof Observer
  • FSU Chemistry Building, Roof Observer
  • FSU Psychology Building Phase II Roof Observer
  • U.S. Postal Service Reroof, Niceville, FL
  • U.S. Postal Service Reroof, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
  • U.S. Postal Service Reroof, Panama City, FL
  • FSU Eppes Building Waterproofing
  • FSU Fine Arts Building: Reroofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU University Center ‘C’ Waterproofing Inspections
  • FSU McCollum Hall: Reroofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU Nursing Building: Reroofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU OSB Rogers Building: Waterproofing
  • FSU Sandels Building: Reroofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU Strozier Library: Reroofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU Dodd Hall: Roofing and Waterproofing
  • FSU Reynolds Hall Waterproofing
  • Florida Supreme Court Window Replacement
  • Turlington Building Waterproofing
  • Wakulla High School Reroofing

J. J. Scott

Roofing / Waterproofing / Renovations
Project Manager

  • Pensacola Junior College
  • Coursework in Pre-architecture, 2002
  • Florida A & M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2005
  • Master of Architecture, 2007

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accreditation, November 1, 2006
  • Graduate Architect, Anticipate Licensure, 2011
  • Welding/ Carpentry/ Concrete/ Fabrication
  • Baxley’s Services, Jay, Florida
  • Graduate Architect/ Roof Inspector/ Roofing and Waterproofing Project Manager
  • MLD Architects, Inc.
  • United States Green Building Council, 2007
  • AIA Tallahassee, 2005
  • Associate Director 2009, 2010

Roof Observer, FSU: Medical School, Psychology Building, Chemistry Building, Biological Sciences Building, Classroom Building, Johnston Building, Academic Center – Panama City campus

Roofing and Waterproofing, FSU: Collins Building, Smith/Kellum Hall, Salley Hall, Strozier Library, Fine Arts Building, Hoffman Building, Nursing Building, Bayside Building B and Barron Building, Panama City campus, Bellamy Building, Suwannee Dining Hall, University Center A, University Center D

  • Volunteer Coach, North Florida Christian School, Tallahassee, Florida

Roosevelt Bivens

Project Manager

  • Associate of Arts, Tallahassee Community College, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Florida A & M University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Florida A & M University, 2000
  • Graduate Architect, Anticipate Licensure, 2009
  • Associate AIA member 2001 - present

  • Deacon, Executive Board Officer and Chief Financial Officer, St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
  • Football Coach/Commissioner, Big Bend Pop Warner
  • Baseball Coach, Little League
  • Former Volunteer Counselor, Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Mr. Bivens joined MLD Architects in 2000, after graduating from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While completing his architectural studies, Mr. Bivens minored in the field of Building Construction Technology, with an emphasis on project management.

Mr. Bivens has worked on numerous projects from schematics to construction administration, excelling in the areas of roof renovations, building exterior envelope waterproofing and historic preservation. These disciplines have been utilized in various projects for schools, universities, the State of Florida, the United States Postal Service and projects on the National Historic Register.

Reroofing Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Waterproofing Ca’ d’Zan, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Reroofing Wakulla Education Center; Reroofing Wakulla Middle School; Reroofing Wakulla High School; Shadeville Elementary School Walkway and Parent Pickup Canopy System; Reroofing Taylor County Courthouse; Reroofing Gadsden County Jail; Reroofing Irwin County, Georgia EMS Facility; Reroofing and Waterproofing Prime Osborne Convention Center, Historic Train Terminal, Jacksonville; Renovation and Roof Repairs Historic Capitol; Reroofing Capitol, House and Senate Wings

Waterproofing RA Gray Plaza Deck; Waterproofing Trinity United Methodist Church; Reroofing Main Post Office, Nashville, Tennessee; Reroofing & Waterproofing 15 buildings at Florida A & M University; Senior Citizens Center Waterproofing, Tallahassee; Florida Supreme Court Waterproofing, Tallahassee; Reroofing FSU Nursing, Biology, Tully Gymnasium, Diffenbaugh and Psychology Buildings, Tallahassee; Waterproofing University A and University B, FSU, Dodd Hall, Phases I and II, FSU, Sandals Building, FSU, Salley Hall, FSU, McCollum Hall, FSU, Bryan Hall Roof Study, FSU, Historic Capitol, Tallahassee, Wakulla High School, Crawfordville, Rogers Building, FSU, Gore Building, Ft. Lauderdale, Federal Surplus Warehouse, Starke, Florida.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Donna Powers

Office Manager, CSI Professional


  • Bachelor of Arts, Jacksonville University, April, 1968
  • Major: History and English Literature
  • MLD Architects, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida, 1987 – Present, Office Manager
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1977 – 1987, Office Manager, Engineering Department
  • Internal Audit Assistant, Internal Audit Department, Office Manager, Department of Security and Safety, Office Manager, Purchasing Department
  • Beaches Hospital, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 1976 – 1977, Executive Secretary to Hospital Administrator
  • Community Hospital of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1975 – 1976, Office Manager, Nursing Department
  • HP Porter Company, Richmond, Kentucky, 1973 – 1975, Office Manager, Research and Development Department
  • NW Dodge Company, Omaha, Nebraska, 1971 – 1973, Apartment Complex Resident Manager
  • El Paso School Board, El Paso, Texas, 1969 – 1970, Elementary School Teacher
  • Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, Florida, 1967 – 1969, Elementary School Teacher