About JWA

The vision was born 8 years ago in a garage: create progressive designs for livable, affordable homes. Today, that vision flourishes, in projects impacting families, neighborhoods and communities. We are JWA.


Our diverse team members combine their broad range of expertise in a rigorous, collaborative process that is the hallmark of JWA design. Our method yields affordable, progressive designs without sacrificing quality.


Founding Principal / MoreLess

Julian leads a highly collaborative design process that includes designers, consultants, and clients. Committed to design that positively impacts neighborhoods and communities, he serves as the Chair of the Southeast Board for the City of Seattle Design Review Board. He earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University.


Business Operations Manager / MoreLess

Liz earned a Bachelor's degree in Business with a concentration in Management from Buffalo State College. With over ten years of management experience in diverse industries, she provides smooth operational support, with a focus on financials and human resources.


Studio Leader / MoreLess

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Her passion for design that addresses economic, environmental, and social issues led her to work as a community designer with AmeriCorps VISTA on low-income residential and community-oriented design in Dallas, TX.


Studio Leader / MoreLess

Molly is fascinated by the interaction between people and the built environment. Her background in lighting design balances with a strong interest in daylighting. She received a Bachelor in Science of Architecture with a Minor in Architectural History from University of Virginia.


Client Relations Manager/ MoreLess

Emily works closely with Julian Weber and the entire JWA team to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She has a strong business background, having held positions in retail merchandising and office administration. She recently received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Western Washington University.


Project Coordinator / MoreLess

Sam's passion for functional, elegant design stems from hands on experience with furniture, construction, photography, and world travel. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.


Project Coordinator / MoreLess

Lindsay has a diverse background in Civil Engineering, Graphic Design, and Architecture. Her passion for master planning and commitment to community-oriented design inspired her master’s thesis addressing gentrification and displacement-mitigation strategies in the Seattle area. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from Montana State University.


Project Coordinator / MoreLess

With extensive experience in mixed-use and multi-family housing, Veronica is a passionate advocate of building communities through designs which enhance the built, natural, and social environment. She received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Community Design, and a double Minor in Architectural Engineering and Fine Arts from the University of San Francisco.


Land Use Specialist / MoreLess

Hans enriches the firm from a divergent perspective; he holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Oregon. He biked from New Hampshire to British Columbia with the non-profit Bike and Build, participating in local housing projects and raising money for affordable housing along the way.


Designer / MoreLess

Lara is excited about advancing healthy, sustainable environments in which people work and live. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Chatham University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, with a focus in sustainable housing.


Designer / MoreLess

Samah is an ambitious designer with great interest in acknowledging global issues with design, including climate change and the growing population.She recently received her Bachelor's of Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.


Designer / MoreLess

Claire is interested in integrating different design elements into every work of hers. Her background with civil engineering, interior design, architecture and jewelry design give her good understanding about scale and craftsmanship. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.


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Alexandra earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon with a focus on craft, fabrication, and sustainable technology. She is passionate about how design can positively impact human experience and benefit our communities.


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Sean’s adventurous spirit and passion for travel has taken him to over 20 countries in the last five years photographing architecture and studying how different culture’s influence design. He has a passion for sustainable design and how people interact with the environment. He holds a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design from Montana State University.

Stephanie Irwin

Designer / MoreLess

Coming Soon

Sonja Helstad

Designer / MoreLess

Sonja is a creative individual, inspired by the elegant connection between art, architecture, and the environment. Sonja earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from Montana State University, and is excited to apply her knowledge and passion towards building a career in the profession.


Design Intern / MoreLess

Sarah is a driven designer who is intrigued by the impact of innovative space on the environment and those who interact with it. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Environmental Design at Montana State University with the intent to pursue a Master of Architecture.

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