Jeff believes that inspired design encourages collaboration and positive experiences. For him, community place-making is central to good design. His innovative leadership style fosters a truly collaborative process and he thrives on projects that involve diverse stakeholders and teams. He strives to create space that is both useful to its users and is satisfying to the client. This was the case at Gallaudet University where he led the collaboration of a broad project team involving design and build partners, program managers, students, and university leaders. The new building is central to student living and learning on campus with a design that reinforces the visual acuity that is essential to communication within the deaf community.
“Similar to a think tank, at QEA we foster research, robust modeling and collaboration. With intensity and a generous spirit, we seek to discover and promote the most meaningful design opportunities.”
- University of Michigan - Master of Architecture, 1986,
- University of Michigan - Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1984
- Dartmouth College- Bachelor of Arts, 1980
- American Institute of Architects