Dr. Lavanya Krishnan & Ashwin Krishnan, founders, Arya Derm
Project: Arya Derm

“What would we have done without Jackson Liles Architecture? Truth be told, we'd rather not answer that question because Julie and Jacqueline were truly indispensable in making our dream a reality. They don't just pay attention to details. They're obsessed with them – so much so, that they repeatedly went above and beyond the traditional scope of an architectural firm to ensure the project met their quality standards. And make no mistake; they set a very high bar. Hiring them put us at ease from the get-go and we're truly grateful for their hard work.”

Dr. Lavanya Krishnan & Ashwin Krishnan, founders, Arya Derm

Alan Butler, AIA
Redwood Empire Food Bank Board President (former)
Senior Principal, TLCD Architecture

Project: Redwood Empire Food Bank

"As a practicing architect and Board President of the Redwood Empire Food Bank during the conversion of a 60,000 sf Warehouse to our new headquarters, Jackson Liles has been a pleasure to work with. From conceptual design through construction, Julie and Brian were adept at working with the staff and bringing the project to fruition. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any future work."

Alan Butler

David Goldin, Chief Facilities Officer
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA 

Project:  Potrero Kids at Daniel Webster Preschool & Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool

“It is my pleasure to recommend the architectural firm of Jackson Liles Architecture for professional architecture and planning services. Jackson Liles Architecture has provided professional architectural services on two District owned Pre-K facilities over the past few years. The first project has been completed and is highly successful and the second is now under construction and we have no doubt that there will be a successful and positive outcome. During the course of the firm’s work with SFUSD, Julie Jackson and Brian Liles and the firm of Jackson Liles Architecture, have serviced the District with the highest standards of professional care.

The Firm’s work and performance has continued to pass all the critical litmus tests for an architect’s performance in the difficult environment of pre-k and public school design and construction during these extraordinary economic times including:

• Excellent communication abilities
• Clear understanding of the importance of deadlines and schedules
• Effective ability to navigate through the Division of the State Architect and close out projects
• Ability to meet project budgets
• Solid construction documents, translating “directly” into fewer change orders
• Hands-on and continued working involvement of the Principal-in-Charge, including Julie and Brian

I am pleased to recommend Jackson Liles Architecture for professional architectural and planning services.”

David Goldin

Julie Birdsong
San Francisco Birth Center
San Francisco, CA

Project: SF Birth Center

“It was a pleasure to work with Jackson Liles Architecture in designing the San Francisco Birth Center. Julie Jackson and her team were friendly and fun, professional, detail oriented and very thorough. They had a prompt response time and were great at problem solving under pressure. Julie was very diligent in researching the code requirements for an unusual set of building and licensure requirements. She listened to our ideas for how we wanted to use the space for clinic and women in labor, clean up and utility rooms and created a functional, beautiful physical space, which we consider an amazing talent. We are most grateful for Jackson Liles Architecture and very pleased with our finished birth center project!”

Julie Birdsong RN, CNM, WHNP-BCC - San Francisco Birth Center

Monica Leicht, Director
Friends of Potrero Hill PreschooL
San Francisco, CA

Project: Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool Construction

“When we started working with Jackson Liles Architecture, it seemed impossible to imagine how a worn and weathered shack could turn into a beautiful preschool. Julie and Brian, however, had a vision and right away recognized the potential of the unusual site and lead our project with expertise and patience.  

From a thorough understanding of preschool regulations to holding forums for our community of stakeholders, they captured our ideas and needs and translated them into a building that remarkably reflects the developmental approach of our school.

To suit a program that emphasizes movement and play, Julie and Brian created an open space without barriers, allowing flexibility of use and for the easy flow from inside to outside. The children have responded, and continue to respond, to the environment every day.  Jackson Liles Architecture’s knowledge and caring expertise created a natural, beautiful space perfect for our preschool.  

We love the design of our preschool building and our appreciation for Julie and Brian is boundless. They are wonderful people whose warmth, availability and care for the project were always evident.”

Monica Leicht, Director, Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool

Mike Neumann, President
Neumann Construction Management
San Francisco, CA

Project: Chinatown YMCA Interior Design, Gymnasium Renovation & Commercial Kitchen

“Jackson Liles Architecture provided the interior design for the renovation of the historic San Francisco Chinatown YMCA. The design team was hands on and guided the client through the complicated process of interior design, furniture floor plan layout, furniture selection, material selection, colors and supplier coordination. The principals, Julie and Brian were flexible, adaptable and came up with many options to meet our client's aesthetic needs and budget. Everything about the project went smoothly and the end results were amazing. The YMCA, their members and the community are extremely pleased and proud of their beautiful facility."  

Mike Neumann

Linda Herman, Project Facilitation and Management
Linda Herman Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Projects: San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market and Redwood Empire Food Bank

“I've had the great pleasure to work with Jackson Liles on numerous projects but most notably on the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market project and on the Redwood Empire Food Bank project. On both occasions, they performed far and above expectations. Not only do they provide wonderfully creative solutions to design challenges and are brilliant strategic thinkers, but they are meticulous in their attention to detail, responsible in meeting their commitments both to schedule and budget, care for their clients with great respect, are generous with their time and are a joy to work with. I recommend them with the highest of praise and look forward to working with them again.”

Linda Herman

Caroline Morris, Owner/Client
Pacifica, CA

Project: Morris Residence Addition and Renovation

"I have enjoyed the sun and the house works just.....I don't really have the words...there may be a word in another language....you know how in some foreign movies the guy always says "There's a word to describe this but it doesn't translate into English..." That's how it seems."

Caroline Morris

Stacey Bartlett, PDDW Administrative Director
Potrero Kids at Daniel Webster Preschool
San Francisco, CA

Project: Potrero Kids at Daniel Webster Preschool

“After our community preschool building project came to a screeching halt due to a budget estimate from another architect that was double what we’d expected, Brian and Julie came in with a can-do spirit that saved the day. From that point forward we knew we were in good hands. Even with the formidable hurdles inherent in building on school district property under the auspices of the Department of the State Architect, Julie and Brian never faltered. Their attention to detail and project management was as impeccable as was their creative solutions for transforming our less than inspiring portable school-issue bungalows into a warm, welcoming childcare facility. The resulting preschool (Potrero Kids at Daniel Webster) became the linchpin in our efforts to turn around our local elementary school in Potrero Hill.“ 

Stacey Bartlett & Katherine Doumani, Founding Members PREFund (Potrero Residents Education Fund)

Robert & Rebecca Ramirez, Owners/Clients
San Francisco, CA

Project: Bernal Heights Facade Renovation

“Thank you so much for your wonderful vision. Rebecca and I are so happy with the end result. The before and after is astonishing. We enjoyed working with you on the project and look forward to many future projects down the road. Thanks again"

The Ramirez Family, Robert, Rebecca, Maddox, Maya and Mason (and Pierce, the dog)

Ed Fernandez, Ed Fernandez Architects
Prime Architect, Bay Area Housing Project (BAHP)
Oakland, CA

Project: Bay Area Housing Projects (BAHP)
Renovations of existing homes throughout the Bay Area to be used as home care facilities for developmentally disabled adults

“For the past year I have worked with a variety of architects and designers, and essentially watched how different architects performed on the BAHP (Bay Area Housing Project); we are talking 1 person firms to 30 man firms. You should know that, in my opinion, you and Brian out-performed the majority of the architects in: 

1.    quality of service
2.    quality of drawings
3.    timely delivery
4.    general brain use efficiency - good questions, good answers
5.    fairness of fee

The real compliment is that you are the youngest. I believe your firm has a bright future, the size of and the quality of, which is under your control.”  

Ed Fernandez