Meet Our Team

Daniel Garcia, RA

Principal and CEO

Danny has been in the architecture and design industry since 1998, and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida. He has worked in offices in Florida and New York City, and is a registered architect (RA) in Florida with an NCARB certification. He is also a State Certified Building Contractor (CBC) in Florida.

He brings wide-ranging design experience to Dura, including high-end residential, civic, healthcare, educational, research/laboratory and commercial buildings. During his time in New York with Grimshaw Architects, where he worked on Fulton Center in downtown NYC. His unique ability to listen and understand the big picture while also obsessing over details makes him a unique asset to his clients. He has rare experience designing and building. 

His passion is to provide clients with intelligent design that enables them to achieve their aspirations.

Danny is the recipient of AIA Jacksonville’s 2012 Emerging Design Professional Award. He has also served on the Town of Orange Park Planning and Zoning Board, Citizens of Orange Park for Economic Development, and Traffic Calming Ad Hoc Committees.

Father of four, Danny loves spending time with his wonderful family in beautiful sunny Town of Orange Park. 

Sarah Garcia

Marketing Director

A former University of Florida adjunct lecturer of Linguistics, Columbia Publishing Course graduate and Sales and Marketing Associate at Oxford University Press, Sarah brings an eye for detail, administration, and a love of good modern spaces.

Deidre Terry

Project Manager

Deidre joined Dura Architecture in 2017 and is managing projects as well as assisting with design and procurement tasks. 

Her great attitude, people skills and attention to details make her a vital part of our team.


Yurik Nestoly

Designer / Project Manager

Yurik is the newest member to the team and brings his vast knowledge and management skills from his previous, successful film and television career in NYC.  Yurik graduated with a B.A. in Communications and Film Studies from Florida State University.

Comfortable in high stress environments, he exceeds at managing multiple projects at one time.  Being of a creative and organized mindset, he is a perfect new addition for the roles required at Dura.

Using Format