Harold Smith was born and raised in the West Palm Beach area, where he attended Forest Hill High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976 and then his Master of Architecture degree from the same institution in 1978. His strong ties to the Palm Beach area brought him back to practice architecture. After working for two noted local architectural firms, he founded the firm in 1984, then known as Smith and Paine Architects. His ties and deep knowledge of the area have been instrumental in developing the firm’s reputation as trusted stewards for some of Palm Beach’s most cherished and important landmarks. His work has been published in Architectural Digest as well as in several other well-known publications. He is an active member in many local charitable and civic organizations, is deeply involved in his church, and prides himself in his dedication to his family and community.
Jonathan Moore received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in 1984 and went on to receive his Master of Architecture degree from the same institution in 1986. Having grown up in the Palm Beach area and graduated from Forest Hill High School, he returned to practice architecture. After working with several noted local firms, he partnered with Harold Smith in 1992, officially forming Smith and Moore Architects. He has studied extensively in the vernacular styles of architecture common to Florida, with particular interest in the ways classical and vernacular styles from other regions have been adapted to the harsh sub-tropical climate found in South Florida. In 2013 he received the Addison Mizner Medal for Historical Preservation from the Institute of Classical Architecture for the original residence of Maurice Fatio which was built in 1928. He is an active member in many local charitable and civic organizations, and prides himself in his dedication to his family and community.
Peter Papadopoulos received a Bachelor of Building Arts (RIBA) from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1992 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Architecture (RIBA) from the same institution, in 1994. Growing up in South Africa, he has long had a passion for the Dutch vernacular styles so prominent in the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch regions of the country. After completing his architectural studies, Peter spent time traveling abroad before settling in Palm Beach and beginning his architectural practice in 2000. Since that time he has applied his unique background and knowledge to numerous successful projects in both classical and modern styles. His work for the firm has earned numerous awards and has been published in noted books and periodicals. He is an active member in various civic organizations and prides himself in his dedication to his family and community.
Daniel Kahan received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998 and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 2004. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia and grew up studying the traditional architecture of the south. He was also exposed to and informed by the modernist residential architecture practiced by his uncle in Mexico City. Before becoming a principal partner with Smith and Moore Architects he apprenticed with the firm while studying architecture collegiately. He has prided himself in the synthesis of classical order and form with modernist simplicity. He draws inspiration from a commitment to artistic integrity, a passion for detail, the use of fine materials, and exceptional workmanship. In 2011 he received the Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach for Seascape, the oceanfront colonial residence. He is an active member in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, among many other civic and architectural organizations.