About Ryan Hughes Design Build

  • Welcome to Outdoor Living Redefined

    The largest room in every home is not defined by interior elements; but shaped by perennials and personality; seating and sunsets; loggias and living - of the outdoor kind. At Ryan Hughes, we deliver outdoor spaces that capture your personal design vision and an intimacy with the surrounding natural elements to create the ultimate in outdoor getaway and gathering places. Outdoor Living is “Redefined” as the Ryan Hughes Design team’s expert knowledge of the finest outdoor elements and years of design build experience come together in an innovative and one of a kind outdoor living space just for you.

    Weaving together a tapestry of water, stone and landscape, your vision is articulated through what is known as the Ryan Hughes artistry of space. Whether your vision includes the tranquil sounds of water or the captivating aura of fire, our advanced technical knowledge coupled with state-of-the-art automation systems, progressive outdoor lighting, audio-visual systems, and dynamic outdoor kitchens result in the ultimate in outdoor living experiences.



    About Ryan Hughes Design Build

    A second-generation company reborn for the 21st century, Ryan Hughes Design/Build brings a fresh perspective to outdoor living with creatively infused comprehensive services. The firm’s scope encompasses everything outside the walls of the home, from the hardscape to landscape, right down to the outdoor furniture and accessories. A licensed pool contractor, complemented by landscape design and architecture services, which are available to an international clientele, Ryan Hughes Design/Build is revolutionizing the industry with exhaustive services that address both the science and art of outdoor design – Exceptional Outdoor Living Spaces, Custom Pools and Spas, Innovative Fire and Water Features and Signature Landscapes



    About Ryan Hughes – President/Creative Director

    For nearly two decades, Ryan Hughes has designed and built outdoor living without peer. Through custom designed pools, signature landscaping, water and fire features, his work represents more than $110 million for his clients.

    As the recipient of multiple industry awards, Ryan’s experience and innovation have been acknowledged within the industry as well as through international design books. Ryan has been published in such publications as the “Dream Homes Series” and “Perspectives on Design.” He is also a regular contributor to Aqua Magazine, Casual Living Magazine, Hearth and Home, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Outdoor Living Magazine and several other leading industry publications.

    Ryan currently holds a State of Florida Certified Pool Contractors License. His desire to create the finest outdoor living spaces and enclaves runs in the family as his father, George Hughes, a landscape industry pioneer and leader, created a platform upon which Ryan has built his own reputation of excellence. With vast experience in Pool Engineering, Pool Construction and Outdoor Living Space Project Management, Ryan’s technical knowledge is second only to his design vision and sought after creativity.

    As a result of world travels from an early age, Ryan’s designs incorporate international inspiration and a global perspective. These cultural experiences and architectural influences have enabled a diversity of styles evidenced in his portfolio of completed works. These impressions also are a driving force behind his passion to create the most unique, innovative swimming pools and outdoor living spaces anywhere.

  • About Jeff Zock, RLA - Senior Landscape Architect/Project Manager

    Jeff is a registered Landscape Architect with the state of Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. He’s had the privilege to travel the world designing elaborate and unique projects for nearly 20 years. His work includes the planning and design of a multi-million dollar resort community in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt; high end estate residences in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Toronto, Canada; $2.5 billion master planned luxury resort community in the Bahamas with emphasis on landscape and multiple pool designs for a marina resort village. He has designed numerous award-winning communities and outdoor living spaces throughout Florida, Arizona, Colorado, North and South Carolina and Virginia. His vast knowledge of design styles and an innate attention to detail makes Jeff a valuable member of the Ryan Hughes Design Build team.