Ames International Architecture was established in 1984 by founder and architect
Shane Ames, in Boca Raton, Florida, quickly growing through word of mouth
and out growing our original facility. We then acquired and transformed,
via documented renovation and addition, a house nearly one hundred years
old located in the historic Del-Ida Park Professional District in Delray
Beach, Florida. This gem became the home of our new offices in December
Once completed, it was included in the Historic Society Home Tour and recently
published in the January 2005 calendar as one of the 12 most memorable structures
in the Delray Beach Historic District.
Starting out, Shane Ames, a multi talented, creative designer and licensed architect,
designed the first models in one of South Florida’s most prestigious and
luxurious communities (St Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida) in 1985.
Working with acclaimed national builders and designers, he produced the most
copied designs in the country, setting the national trends, allowing us to work
with many of the Fortune 500 and CEOs of multi national corporations.
The firm has enjoyed tremendous success ever since, contributing to the industry
through the design of luxurious and memorable single family homes, multi-family
housing projects and commercial ventures.
Our impact upon the architectural beauty of South Florida is evidenced by the
several thousands of residential designs in all the leading yacht, golf and tennis
country club communities, as well as oceanfront and Intracoastal areas.
With the word spreading, this allowed us to do projects in over 40 states domestically
and over 30 countries globally, receiving numerous awards and accolades, being
published in dozens of periodicals and books, also appearing on, the national
television program Home and Garden TV Before and After show called Tuscan Estate.
Our latest accolade is the recently released Dream Homes of Florida, available
in Barnes and Nobles bookstores.
Excellency, prestige, discipline and dedication have made Ames International
Architecture strong and long lasting for over 25 years; continuing education,
research and development have kept us sought after and in the forefront of the