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Rice Architect

We are an architectural firm specializing in oceanfront and near ocean construction, with projects in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
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Recent projects we have designed & developed. Would love to add yours…

This is me, Randy Rice, Head Architect. Designing custom buildings that exceed the expectations of our clients is one of the great joys of my life. What can I say, I love what I do!

Rice Architect, LLC is a custom home design firm with over 25 years of professional experience, specializing in oceanfront and near ocean construction. We provide a full range of services, from helping you select the site, designing the architecture, helping you select a qualified contractor, working with the contractor… all the way through to the completion of your home.

Stylistically, we adapt to our clients’ tastes, using Modern, Craftsman, Cottage and Low Country vernacular designs.

We are particularly adept at resolving complex issues where coastal permits or variances are required, working directly with local and state governments in order to expedite construction.


Contact us at 904-491-0072 (FL)

843-514-1879 (SC) or

404-441-6417 (mobile)

for more information.


Randy Rice

Coastal Architect

Licensed in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia


successful projects


days of experience


happy clients

This is our Interior Designer and Stylist, Jane Lupacchino Rice. She is delighted to advise clients in their journey towards experiencing their custom spaces to its highest potential.

With more than 30 years of experience, Jane has a proven track record as a professional designer for top architectural and design firms. She is also an accomplished business owner.

Jane is a detail- and performance-oriented team player, with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Her primary focus is keeping projects on time and within budget. She is especially effective at directing complex projects. Her goals are always success-driven:  to satisfy clients, and to receive excellent referrals and references in return.

Recognized as an energetic, highly motivated self-starter with excellent design and creative skills, Jane has a passion for listening to her clients and then giving them a place they will love to come home to.








What our clients say about us and our work

“I was very impressed with the timely manner in which these plans were delivered. Furthermore, the plans were competitively priced and there were few defects. In addition, Rice and Associates demonstrated a high capacity of imagination! Lastly, any potential client could except this firm to be accommodating and communicative!”

Project Price: more than $100,000

"Phillip 6949"Colleague

“Randy was great to work with. He listened to my ideas, shared his ideas and incorporated them into the drawings for every meeting. It was a very collaborative working experience. He sent us three contractors to interview and we were very impressed with each one. He solved problems of an old house and helped transform it from a duplex into an extremely comfortable, cozy and modern beach haven! We love it and couldn’t be happier!”

Project Price: more than $100,000

Calvin PiperClient

“Randy Rice was our architect on our house. We bought the property with plans from the original owner. We took the plans and made the house more contemporary and energy efficient with Randy’s expertise. We wanted a low maintenance beach home. Randy guided us through the many options. We have recommended him numerous times.”

Project Price: more than $100,000

Rene HambrockClient

“Randy Rice has worked on several projects for my clients and he has provided excellent insight and knowledge regarding our local market, the City and County building codes, and local HOA restrictions. Great work, bright ideas and a beautiful end product!”

Project Price: more than $100,000

John HolbrookColleague

“Rice Architect provided a comprehensive design service for an ocean-front home. Although our house is very traditional in concept, the Rices have designed contemporary homes in the vicinity that are great for the beach. They are a pleasure to work with and made every planning visit enjoyable. Some on-site problem-solving was ingenious, very practical and tremendously helpful. I recommend them highly.”

Project Price: more than $100,000


“Rice Architect designed our home in north Florida over 4 years ago. We started, quite literally, on the back of an envelope, with only general ideas about what we wanted. The project was further complicated because we lived many hours away, and had to rely on phone calls and visits. Rice Architects earned our trust immediately, through their open and frequent communication, willingness to listen and, above all, their ability to translate our often-vague thoughts into a beautiful and livable home. We often tell people that even four years later we would change nothing more than the placement of a few odd electrical outlets. We love our home and we recommend Rice Architects wholeheartedly.”

Project Price: $10,000 – $49,999

"Retired in Paradise"Client
Best of Houzz 2017 for Service
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Here is a list of things we can do for you

Custom Home Design

Home Renovation Design

Oceanfront Home Design and FDEP Permitting

Site Identification and Analysis

Project Team Coordination

Construction Management

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Contact Rice Architect

Rice Architect
961687 Gateway Boulevard
Suite 201H
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

SC Telephone: 843-514-1879
FL Telephone: 904-491-0072
FL FAX: 904-277-4077

Email: RRice@ricearchitect.com
Email: info@ricearchitect.com

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