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Darren M. Azdell, AIA, NCAB, LEED BD+C
, Vice President, Project Development

Executive Summary

Darren is an award winning and published architect and designer who has overseen the development, design, and building of over 33 million square feet of premium office, lab, institutional, industrial, multi-family, senior living, and federal government buildings and installations with an estimated construction value of over 6 billion U.S. dollars. With more than 30 years of commercial and research work under his belt, Darren provides LifeStar’s clients a wealth of knowledge and experience in full-service architectural, interior design, engineering, development, construction monitoring, and consulting monitoring services.


  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture w/ Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Post-Grad Research, Rinker School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Florida Center for Community Design + Research, and the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, Vicenza, Italy
  • NCARB Certified; LEED BD+C Accredited
  • Architect on More Than 30 Million Square Feet of Commercial, Government, Senior Living, and Multi-Family Development Projects
  • Treasurer for the local Building Officials of Florida Chapter
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Real Estate and Development, University of South Florida

Area of Expertise

  • Commercial, Government, and Senior Living Architecture, Design, and Development
  • Corporate-Level Architectural Team Leadership
  • Researcher and Consultant, Engineering and Architecture

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