Providing a unique style to every project through our creativity, diverse skills and industry knowledge.

Established in 1998, Basham & Lucas Design Group provides architecture, land planning, landscape architecture and graphics. We specialize in the overall theme development of master planned communities, resorts, golf clubs, health & wellness facilities, sporting venues, hospitality and specialty mixed use commercial districts that demands the unified creative talents of all our design disciplines.

Clients working with Basham & Lucas maximize the potential of their project in every phase of the design process.  Our understanding of market dynamics impacts planning from the development of the project’s facilities, into the theme and down to the last detail.

Basham & Lucas Design Group has the talent, experience and knowledge to bring something new and different to every project.

Paul Basham

Paul Basham

Paul’s forte is creating dynamic social spaces inside and out. Starting with a story and theme, every design concept focuses on enveloping the user and creating an indelible sense of place. Through 32 years of experience he has a garnered a vast knowledge and understanding of architectural design and assemblies as well as a thorough understanding of landscape architecture. Knowing and understanding the fundamentals of both design disciplines allows for an incredible unity in the built structure and how it relates to the land around it.

The firm was established by Paul in 1998 after attending the University of Florida College of Architecture and working 16 years with one of the leading architectural firms in Jacksonville. Since then Basham & Lucas has become known for its depth of understanding of strategic planning and market driven trends related to Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The company portfolio consists of hundreds of projects delivered to more than 50, primarily repeat, clients. These institutions and development groups trust in the delivery of outstanding design thinking and all subsequent documentation.

Michael T. Lucas

Michael T. Lucas
AIA, NCARB, Executive Vice President

Michael is in charge of all production in the Architecture department. With the firm specializing in the development of themed architectural resorts, master planned communities, and entertainment complexes he ensures that all the creativity coming from this group is produced in accordance with applicable codes and standards. His responsibilities include overseeing construction document production, construction administration, project closeout, as well as client meetings to discuss design parameters vs. building code restrictions.

Michael graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. He joined the firm as a partner in 1999 bringing over 16 years’ experience in retail, restaurant and commercial construction. He currently holds licenses in twelve different states with that number continuing to grow. He is a member in good standing of NCARB and the local, state and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

Meg Gaffney

Meg Gaffney
PLA, Vice President - Director of Landscape Architecture

Meg leads the Landscape Architecture team for Basham and Lucas. Her responsibilities include planning, design development and project management. She is a licensed Landscape Architect with extensive experience throughout Florida and across the country. Meg considers the natural and municipal constraints of every project in order to deliver inspired yet practical solutions to the design of the built environment.

Her studies began in the fields of Art and Architecture and culminated in a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Bachelors in Horticulture from the University of Georgia. She came to Basham & Lucas with ten years’ experience with other prominent Architecture firms in Jacksonville. Meg is LEED certified, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Horticultural Society. Her dedication to the community is evident in years of service as the previous Board Chair of the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens and with Greenscape of Jacksonville.

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