Who we are
Julie grew up and attended college in Ohio, earning her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Following her passion for design and seeking a diverse, vibrant place to start her career, she made her journey to San Francisco shortly after graduation. Licensed as a California Architect in 1997, she has also earned her LEED AP and SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) professional accreditations. Her broad experience in the design of commercial and residential interior spaces, retail design, and new commercial and residential construction complements her adept design and management skills to benefit projects of many types and scales. Julie has served as a PTA President for 4 terms in San Francisco public schools, has taught in elementary and middle schools as an architect educator for LEAP (Learning through Education in the Arts Project) and is active in the San Francisco AIA Small Business Committee.
Following a long tradition of moving west to seek opportunity, Brian arrived in San Francisco in 1994, having just completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cincinnati where he received a Distinguished Senior Thesis Design Award. Combining his practical background in construction with a refined design sensibility honed through years of practice, Brian leads a diverse array of projects ranging from single family residential projects to complex urban industrial projects totaling in the millions of square feet. Brian became a licensed California Architect in 1998 and is also certified as a Green Building Professional. Brian’s volunteer service includes 8 years on the San Francisco Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee, he was awarded a YMCA of San Francisco Volunteer of the Year award in 2007, and he has been the Board Chair of the Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool since 2006.
Key Team members
Kimberly, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, received her Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and returned to the Bay Area to pursue her career. For over 10 years Kim has lent her talents as a designer and project captain to projects large and small. Kim enjoys the design of Civic and City Projects, guiding project teams through the design and permit process with her exceptional attention to detail. She enjoys nothing more than seeing a project transform from sketches into built realty. Her projects range from the YMCA of San Francisco, to the city’s newest 120+ unit residential development, to master planning and design for a number of industrial developments. Kimberly has received LEED AP credential, served as a SFAIA ARE Pact mentor and was a LEAP Sandcastle Competition team member.
A designer, maker, and San Francisco Bay Area native, Jacqueline loves working on architectural projects in the City. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture and Honors for her thesis on the lifecycle of buildings, she returned to the Bay Area ready to contribute to her home community and built environment. On projects ranging from the massive Oakland Army Base Redevelopment to detailed furniture objects for familiar clients, Jacqueline has developed her innate joy of drawing into extensive graphic communication and production skills. She’s most proud of the work she’s done with Jackson Liles Architecture working with non-profit and community organizations such as Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.
The process of teaching, learning and problem solving through engaging with the public drives much of Chloe’s passion for design. Chloe received her BA from New York University in Urban Design graduating with Honors for her thesis on public housing theory. Pursuing her passion for service, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the mountains of El Salvador. Ever intrigued by how the environment can either help or hinder us, Chloe received her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati where she was awarded a grant to research and prototype a community design toolkit and field manual. Chloe’s professional experience ranges from developing a master plan for the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana to the design of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s visitor center and garden expansion. Oh, and Chloe was born and raised in the East Bay, so she’s hella bay.
The most recent addition to the JLA team, Katie moved to the Bay Area after graduating with honors from the University of Cincinnati. She is passionate about exploring the effect that the built environment can have on a community and its members. For her Master of Architecture thesis, she questioned how architecture can encourage social interaction and defined guidelines for designing social space. While at the University of Cincinnati, Katie also worked on a team to design and build a parklet, the first of its kind in Cincinnati. She believes that design and construction inform one another and is excited to dive in at JLA! In her spare time, Katie enjoys making furniture, biking, and exploring the city. She also loves eating carrots, climbing on things, and digging holes in dirt - no wait.. that is her pet tortoise, Arnesto!