Jeff realized his interest in architecture around age 8. At 11, he helped build his family cabin and in high school framed homes, gaining a balanced understanding of connections, details, and how homes are built. He and his wife built their own home in Long Beach, playing role of the homeowner, just like you. These experiences make him a creative and well-rounded architect in design and construction detailing as well as providing knowledge in preparing our clients for what’s to come. In 2000 he started his architectural firm with a passion to design beautiful homes that function and flow perfectly, reducing the stress of the entire experience.
Why am I an architect?
I enjoy listening to a family’s needs and designing homes that fit their lifestyle now, and for years to come. Transforming houses into homes, puts smiles on our clients faces, and mine.
When I’m not designing, I enjoy flying remote control airplanes (yeah, I’m a bit geeky that way) and playing ping pong with my two boys, visiting museums, home tours and date nights with my wife.
Though Roberta has been involved since Jeannette Architects inception, her active role in the office started in January 2014. She offers guidance in staff management, hiring, accounting, and community outreach. Her previous experience in residential architecture lends itself to understanding the process and needs of the staff, as well as the clients.
Why am I an architect?
My background in visual art as well as my ability to analyze information led me to pursue an architecture career.I believe designing a successful, beautiful home requires a blend of technical skills with creative, artistic expression.
Jeff and our two teenage boys keep me on my toes, but when I’m not coordinating their lives I’m a news junkie and I like to read (with a book-a-week-challenge), do Pilates (I swear there’s abs in there somewhere) and would love to find a job that pays me to watch television and eat popcorn.
Roberta received her BArch from the University of Arizona in 1993 and became a California licensed architect in 2006.She serves on several local organization’s boards, including the Navy Memorial Heritage Association and is the treasurer on the Beach Cities Youth Lacrosse Board.
Alison joined our team in 2011 providing assistance in the areas of Design, Technical Drafting, Project and Client Coordination.Now, a licensed architect and Project Manager, Alison sketches the initial designs, and manages projects through drafting and construction. She interacts with clients for the completion of project documents and plan check approvals.
With a 2006 Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California and years of firsthand experience in both residential and commercial, Alison is a key member of our firm.
Danielle became interested in architecture at the age of 8 when in the rural suburbs of Central Pennsylvania she and her best friend would draw plans of fantastical “dream houses” to live in one day. A field trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water set her on course to continue to explore that path and ultimately earn her degree in the field.
Why are you in the architectural profession?
A career in architecture provides a never-ending supply of questions to be answered and problems to solve. It is never boring! I love that I have some power to effect change in the world in ways small and potentially large with decisions I make in how something is built.
Heaven is playing with my nieces. Reading is one of my favorite ways to spend time. Curiosity about word origins and the details of languages have led me down many a Google rabbit hole. I keep signing myself up for half-marathons for some reason with two under my belt so far.
Danielle is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009, and is sooo close to becoming a California Licensed California (just needs to take the final CSE).She’s also an active AIA member.
Charlene joined us in the summer of 2017. She conducts site research & assistance in all areas of the job including drafting, 3D modeling, plan check review and coordinating with clients & consultants.
Charlene received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and went on to earn her Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). She spent a semester studying abroad in Switzerland, which has influenced her passion for contemporary yet timeless architecture.
While working toward her licensure, she incorporates her background in residential architecture and 3D rendering into all her work. She enjoys the collaboration of ideas in the design process and looks forward to designing all types of architectural styles.
Mark is either more or less serious than he looks, we can’t decide. As an LA native, it was only natural that he got his Master of Architecture degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Mark has worked on a wide range of project types from custom homes, PREFAB housing and major art installations to even making movies and video games. His versatility has brought him to work across the world, from New York to Tokyo. This breadth of experience brings a technical rigor to translating conceptual ideas into coherent drawings and documents. His favorite food is KBBQ. Notable Marks throughout history: The undertaker, Luke Skywalker, Vin Diesel, Mark Kamish.
Mark’s middle name is Anthony, to which most people reply, “Oh, Like the singer!?” Sadly, no. His dad’s name is Anthony and he’s a terrible singer.
Growing up in a City like Los Angeles, Javier had the opportunity to look at buildings in a different way. One of the fondest memories include driving past Downtown with his parents and being starstruck by the enamored view of skyscrapers in the heart of his City. How can something so tall stand so perfectly still? Javier’s curiosity grew from interest to passion for the arts of building and form. He pursued his schooling and career in the field of architecture.
Knowing one can make a difference is anyone’s daily life is what truly makes this profession rewardable. Traveling to Italy twice has proven architecture will live on for a long time. Watching the emotions from the tourists as they walked through places that have been there for such a long time is remarkable because those buildings are still making an impact on today’s architecture. It’s about thinking for the future and leaving a stamp for his family and for the world, letting them know that he has made a difference.
Although I’m inspired by the architecture that surrounds us, I love the great outdoors. Anywhere there’s wind, landscape, and a view sounds like a new adventure waiting to happen. These types of places relax me and helps get through the daily thing we call life; It’s therapeutic.
Javier attended NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2020. He is currently pursuing for his LEED certification and progressively working towards licensure.