Braulio Casas

Braulio Casas Architects, PA

25 Central Square, Suite G-2
P. O. Box 4818
Seaside, FL 32459


Leo Casas has a passion for the design and implementation of well-crafted traditional and classical architecture. He is a Registered Architect whose practice has led him from the offices of Ferguson & Shamamian, Architects in New York, to Curtis & Windham, Architects in Houston, to Basinger, Pennington and Associates in his hometown of San Diego, to co-founder of Opticos Architecture, Inc. in Seaside, FL. Leo is now the prinicpal and president of Braulio Casas Architects, P. A., based in Seaside, Florida.

From 2005 - 2009, he has been the town architect of Seaside, Florida. In this role he, along with the rest of the SARC,  has been responsible for design review of all new projects in Seaside.

Work on an array of building types has taken him throughout the United States, including Montana, Florida, California, New York, Texas, Nevada, Illinois, New Mexico and Arizona. His training began in the building trades under the tutelage of his father, who is a general contractor in San Diego. He continued his training and education at the University of Notre Dame where he received both his Bachelor of Architecture in 1994 and Master of Architecture in 1996.

Leo’s work has been exhibited and published widely. Most recently in The Views of Seaside, a book compiling writings and thoughts from leading authorities about Seaside’s influence in the world of developement, design, sustainability, and urbanism.

From 2003-2004 he taught at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome program in architecture, and in 2005 he taught an architecture studio at the New School in San Diego, California.  Leo resides in Seaside with his Wife and business partner, Tara, their daughter, Cecilia and Chester the Pug.

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