Get to Know: Jeff Williamson

April 15, 2019

Jeff Williamson first joined JAI in 2003 (staying until 2010) and rejoined the firm in 2014.


Jeff Williamson
Johnson Architecture


What is your role at JAI?

Project manager, mentor and fiduciary of the annual JAI office basketball pool.


What three words best describe you?

Communicative, meticulous and witty.


What are your favorite aspects of being on the JAI team?

Working closely with such a talented group of people and being trusted so completely on such a wide range of fun and creative projects.


What three words best describe the culture at JAI?

Creative, engaging and family.


How has working at JAI enhanced your professional development?

Over the years JAI has given me the opportunity – and autonomy – to work on a wide range of projects that challenge me every day. In a place like this you can’t help but learn something new and do something different daily.


What or who is your go-to source for work inspiration?

Daryl Johnson. Over the last 16 years, we’ve worked together on some fun and creative projects, and we have some amazing stories as a result. To be able to have a person like Daryl as an example of how to carry yourself through this profession is invaluable. Plus, let’s face it … he’s the boss.


If you could switch places for a day with any JAI team member, which one would you choose?

Brandy Hatmaker. I want to see how fast that new car will really go.


Before joining JAI, what was the most enjoyable job you held?

I’ve never held this job, but it’s no secret I’d love to drive the forklift at Lowe’s.


What do you look most forward to at the end of a workday?

Grilling on our patio with family and friends. But let’s be realistic: We spend most of our time at our kids’ activities.


If you were stranded alone on an island, what three material possessions would you hope to have with you?

A grill, a baseball glove and a TV.


What is your secret talent?



What is your favorite place in the world?

Edisto Island, South Carolina.


What are you currently watching or reading?

Golf and the early baseball season.