Julia is the founding principal of Starr Sanford Design Associates, a residential design firm based in Northeast Florida specializing in custom Residential design. Before founding Starr Sanford Design, Mrs. Sanford designed for an extensive range of projects including: feature film sets, resorts, office buildings and retail centers. She was NBC's art director for the Today Show and 1996 Centennial Olympic Broadcast. She has provided design and project management for historical renovations, showrooms, libraries, museums and private galleries. She is a Founding Partner of the Sky Institute + Foundation for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to building sustainable communities. Julia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her Master's Thesis was tutored under Mack Scogin of Harvard University. She is fluent in French and Italian.



Business Director

Daniel is the Business Director at Starr Sanford Design. Prior to joining Starr Sanford , Daniel was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.

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Interior Designer and Associate Director, Interiors Studio

Kendall has overseen the interior design and furnishings for dozens of projects at Starr Sanford Design. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City where she won the prestigious 2013 Interior Design Award. Kendall previously interned with international fashion icon Tory Burch by assisting in store planning and design. After school, Kendall returned to Jacksonville to work for James Michael Howard Inc. before joining Starr Sanford Design. Kendall’s enthusiasm for luxurious and interesting fabrics, classic details, and handcrafted, natural materials are in evidence in all the homes she helps to create for our clients..



Project Manager and Director, Production Studio, AIA Associate

Michael is an accomplished building designer and former contractor with over 15 years of experience. After studying Urban Planning and Civil Engineering at Alabama A&M University, he designed and built cabins, bungalows and lake homes throughout Alabama. He has worked on numerous projects in the Southern United States including urban planning, plan production, town mapping, and commercial/residential design for Mouzon Design and Starr Sanford Design. As a Project Manager and Associate Director of the Production Studio for Starr Sanford Design, Michael’s responsibilities include project management, technical drafting, graphic design, and space planning. After living and working in Alabama, Michael relocated to Jacksonville Beach in 2014.



Planning Director

Christi has fifteen years of experience in urban planning and a passion for sustainable urban development. She holds a Master’s of City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Sciences from Florida State University. As a city planner, Christi has worked for such cities as Atlanta, Georgia, Vail, Colorado, and Newport News, Virginia. While working with the community planning firm, Glatting Jackson in Orlando, she was involved with planning projects such as Alys Beach, the St. Johns Town Center, and Welaunee. Christi is also an accomplished writer and was a regular contributor to First Coast Magazine.



Project Manager

Cary is a Jacksonville native. She has over fifteen years of experience in architecture and interior design which she has gained while working on a wide variety of project types. Cary earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Florida. While attending graduate school, she spent a semester abroad studying at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy. Cary is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has a passion for all things art & design.



Interior Designer

Born in Pasto, Colombia, Oscar Graduated from the Art Institute of Jacksonville with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design. He has a passion for all forms of art, design and architecture.



Interior Designer

Born in Jacksonsonville, Florida, Katherine went to study at Samford’s Interior Architecture program where she minored in art and graduated with honors. She has a passion for art and studied abroad in London for a summer. Recently she worked on residential interiors at Hannon Douglas in Birmingham, Alabama before she joined the Starr Sanford Design team.



Photography & Creative Direction

Nathaniel graduated University of North Florida with a major Communication and minor Photography. He shows great passion for producing visuals through various mediums and continues to expand his creative horizons.



Logistics Coordinator

Eric is our mover and groover. He manages miracles around here, always with a grin and a little spin. He makes it happen on time and in order. 




Keane is the muscle of our group. Growing up as a talented athlete, he has the build and the work ethic to move mountains.