Glenn Hettinger

Glenn Hettinger

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, US



Senior Project Architect: I am a well organized and creative architect with successful national business experience in the design and construction industry. I have demonstrated skills in architectural design, project and construction management, office and team building, client relations, technical writing and public speaking. I seek first to understand the client’s needs. Then I stimulate possibility thinking and create detailed designs and action plans that when implemented produce the expected results. 

My architectural experience and passion is for all types of housing, but especially single family homes - from custom luxury to builders' spec homes to additions and remodelings. I also design moderate, luxury and affordable apartments and condominium, low-rise/mid-rise/high-rise, senior, student, military, hotel and mixed-use projects.



GDH Architects, P.A., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, US, Principal/ Architect

We hope that our passion for what we do is contagious and that everyone involved in our projects has a good time and a rewarding experience. We understand that every design decision has a cost ramification. So, we listen to our clients' needs and we provide them with unique solutions tailored to their needs. And we give each project our personal attention no matter how big or how small. 

As the economy rocked on, so did our architecture and interior design experience - right up to the 2009 crash. So we are experienced at providing services on big projects with big fees. But we have adapted to now providing services on small projects with small fees. Which means that you get the experince of seasoned professionals for extremely economical fees.

Jan 2010 - current

Rink Design Partnership, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, US, Studio Manager/ Senior Project Architect

Professional Experience: He completed his apprenticeship in the new town of Reston, VA under the well known residential architect Michael Oxman. He soon started his own 12-person design-build home construction company in Madison, WI. Later as corporate architect at Atlantic Builders in Jacksonville, Glenn managed a team that produced 1,310 sets of house construction documents and 1,280 building permits in two years. There he also designed 40 new cost-effective F.A.S.T. System house plans from 1,312 to 3,000 SF.

For the last decade Glenn was a Senior Project Architect and Studio Manager for Rink Design Partnership, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. He led many projects up to $50 Million. Most of Glenn’s residential, retail, church, office, hotel and mixed-use projects were either design/ build or with a negotiated General Contractor, so he has extensive experience in value engineering and cost containment. He knows how to design to the realistic budget by getting cost input from GCs every step of the way.

Sep 2000 - Jan 2010


Iowa Military Acadamy, DesMoines, IA, OCS

Served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army National Guard Corps of Engineers. Attends continuing education seminars and has traveled throughout the United States, Western Europe and Mexico – while photographing fine architecture everywhere he goes.

Member of the the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the NFRC Regional Leadership Academy. Was the founding president of the Florida SMPS chapters, and quite active in the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).

May 1969 - May 1971

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture - 5 years

Five year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program on a trisemester schedule. While there was a heavy emphasis on engineering I had 5 credits of Design all 15 semesters. Every year ISU takes in 350 freshmen in the architecture program and after 5 years graduates 25 to 50 students in architecture. I was one of the 'survivors'.

And I 'survived' the program while being very active in campus activities. I was active in my social fraternity building homecoming displays and spring VEISHA floats and was President of the ISU Pep Council.

Aug 1966 - May 1971


Numerous Professional & Civic Organization Leadership Roles, 1st Place

He is a founding member of the PV Presbyterian Church, the PV Athletic Association and the PV YMCA. Co-founder of the St. Johns County Public Education Foundation, and it’s ‘Horizon Awards’ as well as the Duval Public Education Foundation ‘Eddy Awards’ which honor the respective teachers of the year. Coached youth soccer 17 years, and was honored as the 'Nease HS Soccer Parent of the Decade'. Now serves on the Beaches Elderly Housing Corporation board.


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