On September 29th, 14 JHP ladies attended the 7th annual AIA Dallas EMPOWERING conference – a collaboration between the Women in Architecture, Latinos in Architecture, and Emerging Professionals Networks. The crew had a great time and came away from it very inspired!

Additionally, JHP is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for this year’s conference.

This summer we were very fortunate to have 4 interns share their summers with us! Jylian Hanson and Stephen Barksdale assisted our color teams, and Sarvin Eshaghi and Sepehr Vaez Afshar did a deep dive into some virtual reality research for us. Check out highlights and interviews from each journey below!



As part of our ongoing DEI initiative, JHP is highlighting and discussing certain nationally recognized “Heritage Months”, as well as adding in some of our own. Our goal is to highlight, celebrate, and bring awareness to various backgrounds, cultures, and causes.

JHP is honored to have hosted one of UTA CAPPA’s (College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs) 3rd Year Studio Final Review. Husband and wife team Victor and Crystal are not only JHPeople, but also Adjunct Professors at UTA.

The Design Studio Final Review was hosted in our conference room, where a panel of fellow JHPeople served as Jurors. A big “thank you” to everyone from JHP who participated in, supported, and engaged with the students’ work!

JHP’s architectural staff was asked to participate in a Window Mockup Challenge using JHP’s very own standard details for Tyvek Weather Barriers and Zip Sheathing details.

The two teams of ten included different experience levels from architectural interns, project coordinators, and construction administration staff for this challenge. Each team was asked to use the details provided in our construction documents to make the 2-D detail into a 3-D window mock-up.

JHP sends out a huge thank-you to Matt Bratton with OHT who had the wall built and provided the supplies for this fun challenge!

Zoe’s in-depth experience covers Planning, Urban Design, and Architectural Conceptual Design. Her unique appreciation of successful community engagement and zoning makes her an invaluable asset to the JHP Planning team. She blends her landscape understanding with an acute architecture sensitivity, leading to a sense of place and landscape in all of her projects.

Originally from East Texas and joining JHP in 20211, Sara is responsible for project design and coordination of High Density, Senior Living, and Mixed-Use projects. Her depth of experience includes all phases of the initial design and development process all the way through construction documentation and CA, bridging creativity with practicality in all areas along the way.

Michael is a designer and project manager experienced with Multifamily & Senior Living projects at JHP. With interests in technology & software, he has taken on the role of BIM manager and helped develop new office standards. Additionally, he manages and participates with teams that research & find new ways to implement technology. This has led to improved workflows and efficiency, allowing JHP to focus more time on design and successful project delivery.

A proud Louisiana transplant, Jennifer graduated from Louisiana Tech University. She made her way to the JHP team in 2019, coming in with previous experience in skilled nursing & assisted living facility design. She coordinates many Multifamily & Senior Living developments, starting with initial design, all the way through construction documentation. She enjoys being at the forefront of JHP’s engaging culture and mentoring her peers.

A native Texan who enjoys riding his bike around White Rock Lake and spending time with his 2 dogs, Jayson has both a BBA in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin & a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University. He came to JHP in 2021 & in addition to his 15+ years of Multifamily experience, he has been heavily involved with the ACE Mentor Program in DFW since 2007, both as a Mentor and member of the Associate Board.