JHP is heading West! Dallas, Texas has been our home since the beginning, and will continue to be our homebase. After 45 years we are expanding our reach by adding a second office to our JHP family. We’re excited to announce the launch of the JHP Denver, Colorado office, which will be led by Principal Sheila Kneifl, AIA and Senior Associate Hila Ben-Avraham, AIA, expanding our geographic reach into the West and solidifying JHP’s position as a national practice. We are eager to connect with all our current clients and consultants, and develop new relationships.

This strategic addition comes from the desire to better serve our current Colorado-based clients, as well as expand further into the Mountain West. Our move to Denver is designed to increase JHP’s resiliency and design opportunities over the long-term, with a second location boasting a unique culture and recruiting potential. As with every strategic move we make, this effort is helping our team better design, and better serve the people who interact with our designs, which makes JHP more valuable to our clients.

A JHP homecoming has been in the works, and we’re excited to finally share it with you! Bob Bullis, FAIA, worked at JHP from 1999 – 2010, and in his post-JHP career has gained tremendous experience in the hospitality industry. From spearheading projects for the Loews Hotel & Co and Omni Hotels & Resorts, to managing international projects, and earning extensive high-rise experience, Bob is coming home to JHP with a wealth of industry knowledge, rejoining JHP as Director of Hospitality. As we aim to continually bring hospitality-based housing for our clients, and expand further into the hospitality sector, we can’t wait to partner with Bob and see where this new chapter takes all of us.

Join us in giving a warm welcome, and a welcome back, to Bob Bullis!

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.