Get to Know: Ryan Orr

What is your role at JAI? Intern architect. What three words best describe you? Diligent, loyal and reliable. What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? I love the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects at every stage of the design process. What three words best describe the culture at JAI? Collaborative, supportive and …

Get to Know: Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt is a JAI student intern.   What is your role at JAI? I am a student intern who performs all tasks ranging from candy shopping to real architectural drawings.   What three words best describe you? Particular, unconventional, Intern #1.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Everyone has their own expertise in …

Get to Know: Jeremiah Corbett

Jeremiah Corbett, AIA Associate, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, joined JAI in 2018.   What is your role at JAI? Intern architect/personal mover of JAI.   What three words best describe you? Tall, caring and goofy.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Working on multiple projects with different people. The work environment at JAI promotes …

Get to Know: Shannon Elliott

Shannon Elliott, AIA, NCARB, joined JAI in 2017.   What is your role at JAI? Project architect.   What three words best describe you? Meticulous, resilient and compassionate.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? We truly care about and are involved in our community in many ways. Not only do we as a firm …

Get to Know: Brian Pittman

Brian Pittman, AIA Assoc., joined JAI in 2016.   What is your role at JAI? Designer.   What three words best describe you? Avid, affable and loquacious.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? JAI doesn’t guilt me into playing the other firms in volleyball.   What three words best describe the culture at JAI? …

Get to Know: Danielle Hemsley

Danielle Hemsley, RID, NCIDQ, joined JAI in 2016.   What is your role at JAI? Director of business development. Also, occasional deliverer of Chick-fil-A biscuits, and it is fun to make everyone’s day with that!   What three words best describe you? Social, busy, mom.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? I think that …

Get to Know: Joey Staats

Joey Staats, RA, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Project manager.   What three words best describe you? Caring, dad, tired.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Being exposed to a range of challenging and exciting jobs. Where else can you go from working on a school to …

Get to Know: Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Ryan, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Is there an “all of the above” answer? Also: design, 3D modeling, project coordination and Photoshop wizardry.   What three words best describe you? Passionate, loyal and creative.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Waking up every day and getting …

Get to Know: Kelley Hicks

  Kelley Hicks, AIA, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Project manager.   What three words best describe you? Kind, dedicated and funny (well, maybe in my mind).   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Learning new things from the creative group. I really enjoy seeing interactions and designs …

Get to Know: Rebecca Ware

Rebecca Ware, RID, NCIDQ, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? My role depends on the day and the project. Most often, you’ll find me immersed in technical and detailing aspects, carrying/refining concepts and documenting/producing drawings for construction.   What three words best describe you? Resilient, resourceful and patient.   What is your favorite aspects of …