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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

Jeffery Smith

Jeffery Smith

Director

Mr. Smith is president of Smith Architectural Group, a Palm Beach-based architectural office specializing in residential architecture that he founded in 1989.  Mr. Smith was born in Chicago but moved to Palm Beach as a child in 1970.  He received his bachelor of architecture degree from Louisiana State University before joining Obst Associates, an office with Palm Beach roots since 1948. He became president of Obst Associates in 1985. Mr. Smith’s firm has won numerous state and national awards for their work, including the American Institute of Architect’s Top 100 Buildings in the State of Florida, the Preservation Foundation’s Ballinger Award for Historic Architecture, and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award.  In 2018 Smith Architectural Group received the AIA Palm Beach Firm of the Year Award recognizing outstanding achievement in design, community service, education and service to the profession.

Mr. Smith has been a trustee of the Preservation Foundation since 1996 and has served as chairman of the Town of Palm Beach’s Architectural Commission and its Landmarks Preservation Commission.  Mr. Smith currently serves as a trustee of the Cathleen McFarlane Charitable Foundation. He lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Nancy, and has two daughters.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.