The Office of the Town Architect at Alys Beach is currently headed by Erik Vogt and Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, practicing architects and urban designers. They founded their firm Khoury & Vogt Architects, in Miami in 2001. Prior to coming to Alys Beach, the firm had engaged in projects in South Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Alabama, as well as planning charrettes in Europe and Asia.
Marieanne received her undergraduate degree in Paris and a double Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Erik received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture from Yale University. He has taught at both Yale and the University of Miami and is co-author of a book on Yale and New Haven's urban and architectural history, published in 2004.