Two Newly Registered Architects On Staff
December 30, 2015

Dorrie, a 2011 graduate of UMass Amherst Masters program, has been instrumental in our Colegrove Park School project in North Adams, MA, a K-7 addition/historic restoration project.   This $29 million, MSBA funded project is nearing completion, with teachers moving in, and students about to start school in the refurbished facility after the holidays.  Dorrie was the “engine” for this project - producing Revit bid documents, and expertly shepherding the project through the challenging hurdles of historic reconstruction.  

Dorrie is also spearheading our efforts on several exciting residential projects, including the construction of a series of contemporary condominiums in the Grove Street neighborhood of Northampton.

Dorrie arrived at our office three years ago with strong experience in project management, communications and exhibit design, and has now earned the licensure credential to lead architectural projects from start to finish.

Lawson also attended University of Massachusetts Amherst  graduate school where he earned both a Masters of Architecture  and a Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2013. He has become fully qualified for registration, and just awaits the certificate.  Lawson has been activeon several of JWA’s projects.  Notably, Lawson participated in all facets of the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School addition/renovation project in Adams, MA.  Lawson was invaluable in guiding this project through construction, in an occupied building, with an urgent need for expansion despite a limited budget and tight timeframe.  

Lawson completed the experience and examination requirements for licensure two years after joining our firm.

Congratulations, Lawson and Dorrie!  Architecture welcomes you and is fortunate to include you in its ranks.  And our firm is stronger and more capable with your new qualifications!  

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Ribbon Cutting at Plains Elementary School
November 13, 2015

After some opening remarks outside, the celebration moved inside to the Central Stair, where the entire school sang a fun rendition of "Brick by Brick".  JWA was honored to see so many parents, staff, students and community members excited about their new school.

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New Copper Dome Installed On Historic Arms Library
September 17, 2015

For more photos and a video of the dome being placed, see this Greenfield Recorder article from September 17th.

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Jones Whitsett Architects Awarded GCC Child Care Center Project
March 11, 2015

We have assembled a very strong, regional team that will assist us in designing a state of the art facility meeting both high LEED ratings and Passive House standards. for more on this exciting project, please see the Business West article from February 10th.

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UMass Students Tour Plains Elementary School
December 28, 2014

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Jones Participates in Women in Architecture Forum
December 28, 2014

WMAIA Emerging Professionals Chapter Wins AIA College of Fellows Grant
December 28, 2014

JWA's Gaetan Jacques looking at extruded aluminum frames at a Connecting-to-Craft workshop at Chandler Architectural Products.

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Renovation Phase for BART Charter Public School Complete
August 31, 2014

To accommodate the rerouting of buses and cars, Phase I included the demolition of the porte cochere that served as the original hotel entrance.  New windows were added to provide additional light and views into second floor classrooms.   Careful brick selection and installation resulted in a seamless transition from old to new.

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Margo Jones Elected NCARB Second Vice President
June 26, 2014

Margo was elected Board treasurer in 2013 and secretary in 2012, after serving for three years as a Regional Director.  Margo has also volunteered her time to several NCARB committees and task forces, including the Audit Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Architect Registration Examination Subcommittee, the Internship Committee, and most recently, the Governance Task Force.     

Interns in the Jones Whitsett office are proud of the leadership role Margo has played at NCARB advocating for a more streamlined process towards licensure for architects.  To learn more about Margo’s career as an architect check out a recent interview released by NCARB entitled, Closing the Gender Gap: Working Together recorded by Samantha Miller.

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South Hadley Plains School Breaks Ground
June 9, 2014

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