SZE Architects

Our Office

Welcome to our office. We’ve been in business for over 25 years.


Welcome to our office.

Steven Z Epstein Architects specializes in residential, retail, restaurant, corporate offices and commercial architectural projects.  We have provided a full range of architectural services for our clients for over 30 years, in South Florida and nationwide, from preliminary design all the way through to construction administration.


We have designed many unique projects, such as polo horse stables complete with grooms’ quarters, and a regional playhouse. Our current projects include custom homes and residential and retail remodels. Our commercial clients include retail chains like Office Depot (over 100 stores, warehouses and sales offices), Mars Music (30 stores), Walgreens, Eyeglass World, Stanton Optical and Lasik Vision Centers around the country, as well as individual retail and restaurant locations.

At SZE Architects, we value customer satisfaction, from our smallest residential remodel to our largest national retail client. We provide service that is competitively priced, on time, and accurate. Our staff is creative, experienced, and reliable. We still respect the time- honored traditions of good business. Talk to us, not to our voice mail.

We’ve been in business for over 30 years.

Steven Epstein graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 and became a registered architect in 1984.

After working for local and nationally known architectural and interior design firms, he formed Steven Z Epstein Architects in 1987. The only computer in the office was used for correspondence and bookkeeping. A lot has changed since then as we moved to a larger office, utilized state of the art computers and software, and plot and print our drawings in-house.    

Building connections. 

“Building connections” reflects our ability to collaborate with clients on a variety of projects, creating not only solid design but relationships along the way.  Bring us your ideas and we will take your project from concept to reality, respecting your style and budget. SZE clients range from small contractors to growing families to national chains, and hopefully you.

Steven Epstein
Claudia Epstein

Steven Epstein, Registered Architect

Steve has been directly involved in every project in the office since starting the company 30 years ago. His goal is to achieve a paperless records system in his lifetime.

He is also a fearsome competitor on the tennis courts.

Claudia Epstein, Project Manager/Project Architect

Claudia graduated from the University of Maine in 1974. Claudia drafts projects in AutoCAD, handles problems at the job-sites, code research and site planning. As the oldest of eight, she is well-suited for multi-tasking and being bossy.


Commercial clients:

  • Office Depot (over 100 stores, warehouses and sales offices)
  • Mars Music (30 stores)
  • Walgreens
  • Eyeglass World
  • Stanton Optical
  • Lasik Vision Centers
  • Advance Auto



  • Khaki’s
  • Subperb
  • Roly Poly
  • TCBY
  • Sprinkles Ice Cream
  • Black Tip Reef
  • 3rd on 3rd
  • Deano’s Pizza
  • DD Flats
  • Ike’s Deli
  • Lulu’s Courtyard
  • Pellegrino’s
  • D’Lites Emporium

See what we can do for you

I have been working with Steve and Claudia for almost 20 years now and they are my architects of choice.
— Frank Litrento, Construction Solutions & Services