About JWA


The vision was born 9 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.

Team


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.

JULIAN WEBER, AIA

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.

LIZ FRAIN

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.

LAUREN POWERS, AIA

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.

MOLLY O’DONNELL

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.

VERONICA MACALINAO

Studio Leader / MoreLess

With extensive experience in mixed-use and multi-family housing, Veronica is an advocate of designing communities that enhance the built, natural, and social environment. She received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington.

EMILY WALKER

Client Relations Manager/ MoreLess

Emily works closely with Julian Weber and the leadership team to ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She focuses on managing public relations for the King Street Zero Energy office and is an active member in the SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) Seattle chapter. She holds a Bachelor’s of Marketing from Western Washington University.

SAM KAHLE, LEED GA

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.

LINDSAY KOSKI

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.

HANS RASMUSSEN

Project Coordinator / 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.

SAMAH ALAMEDDIN

Project Coordinator / MoreLess

Samah is an ambitious project coordinator 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.

ALEXANDRA FORIN

Project Coordinator / MoreLess

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.

LARA RALICH, CPHC

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.

SEAN TAYLOR

Designer / MoreLess

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.

SARAH BURK, LEED GA

Designer / MoreLess

With a background based in rural Montana, Sarah understands the importance of preserving authentic communities. Her interests as a designer lie in genuine community design and the policy that supports it. She has earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from Montana State University.

Open Positions


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