Our Senior Staff

Architecture and planning services have been the core of our practice at JMAC Architects and Planners since 1983 when we opened as John McKay and Associates. Our clients are a spectrum of education, apartment, health care, and commercial profit and non-profit companies. The success of our client’s project is dependent on our understating of the value of research and interpretation prior to design and planning. We can only provide our clients with a successful project if we are sure that we are designing accurately for the future. Our staff is comprised of architects, planners, and managers who have the experience and dedication to work with clients to navigate through development.

 
EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 1966  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  It has a direct effect on people’s lives.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  Community housing/mixed-use.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Fly-fishing, Buffalo Bills, Golf  PHILANTHROPY:  Passionate supporter of the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society  MEMBERSHIPS:  AIA, ALA, NCARB, RIBA  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  United Kingdom, Canada, France, United States

EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 1966
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: It has a direct effect on people’s lives.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: Community housing/mixed-use.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Fly-fishing, Buffalo Bills, Golf
PHILANTHROPY: Passionate supporter of the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society
MEMBERSHIPS: AIA, ALA, NCARB, RIBA
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: United Kingdom, Canada, France, United States

John McKay, AIA, ALA, NCARB, RIBA
President / Principal

JOINED JMAC:  2017  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 1977  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  Our projects enhance the quality of life and convey a sense of respect for the end-user.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  I enjoy developing strong client relationships during the design process through project completion.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Gardening, yard work, family, bible study, teaching adult bible class  DEGREES:  Bachelor’s in Industrial Design|Columbus College of Art and Design  CERTIFICATIONS:  MBE|City of Columbus, OH

JOINED JMAC: 2017
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 1977
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: Our projects enhance the quality of life and convey a sense of respect for the end-user.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: I enjoy developing strong client relationships during the design process through project completion.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Gardening, yard work, family, bible study, teaching adult bible class
DEGREES: Bachelor’s in Industrial Design|Columbus College of Art and Design
CERTIFICATIONS: MBE|City of Columbus, OH

Larry Pointer
Director of Business Development

 
JOINED JMAC:  2018  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the professional office environment since 2004  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  I have always had a deep fascination with architecture and love having the opportunity to watch designs come to life. Specifically, I'm grateful to be part of a team that prioritizes people and communities when designing and planning.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  I'm most inspired by projects that respect history and positively impact entire communities  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  I own and operate a small Etsy shop and love to spend free time baking, tabletop/video gaming with my Husband, and cheering on the PITTSBURGH Steelers!  PHILANTHROPY:  President of the Merion Village Association, a 501(c)3 Civic Organization  COMMISSIONS:  Notary Public|Franklin County Ohio  MEMBERSHIPS:  Member of the IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals)

JOINED JMAC: 2018
EXPERIENCE: Working in the professional office environment since 2004
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: I have always had a deep fascination with architecture and love having the opportunity to watch designs come to life. Specifically, I'm grateful to be part of a team that prioritizes people and communities when designing and planning.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: I'm most inspired by projects that respect history and positively impact entire communities
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: I own and operate a small Etsy shop and love to spend free time baking, tabletop/video gaming with my Husband, and cheering on the PITTSBURGH Steelers!
PHILANTHROPY: President of the Merion Village Association, a 501(c)3 Civic Organization
COMMISSIONS: Notary Public|Franklin County Ohio
MEMBERSHIPS: Member of the IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals)

Jess Norman
Office Manager

JOINED JMAC:  2017  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 1997  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  Coming to work every day with the opportunity to make a real difference and enhance people’s lives.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  RAD program projects; after meeting and talking to hundreds of people living in affordable housing, I became personally invested in creating not only better-living conditions but communities.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Family,golf, cooking  PHILANTHROPY:  Board Member of the Christy Knotts and Ranae Donohoe Scholarship Fund  DEGREES:  Associate of Architectural Engineering|ITT Technical Institute  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  Affordable Housing,Commercial Spaces, Historic Rehabilitation, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Office Spaces, Senior Communities, Single Family Homes (new build, additions, renovation, ADA conversions),Franchises including Home Depot

JOINED JMAC: 2017
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 1997
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: Coming to work every day with the opportunity to make a real difference and enhance people’s lives.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: RAD program projects; after meeting and talking to hundreds of people living in affordable housing, I became personally invested in creating not only better-living conditions but communities.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Family,golf, cooking
PHILANTHROPY: Board Member of the Christy Knotts and Ranae Donohoe Scholarship Fund
DEGREES: Associate of Architectural Engineering|ITT Technical Institute
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Affordable Housing,Commercial Spaces, Historic Rehabilitation, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Office Spaces, Senior Communities, Single Family Homes (new build, additions, renovation, ADA conversions),Franchises including Home Depot

Ryan Moore
Architectural Studio Manager

 
JOINED JMAC:  2016  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 2007  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  Improving the quality of life in elder communities.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  New build elder care facilities; I enjoy the SD phase of these projects, conceptualizing how each area will look and function.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Running, movies, video games  DEGREES:  Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architecture Technology|Columbus State Community College  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  Affordable Housing, Education (middle / high schools), Food Service, Healthcare, Multifamily Residential, Retail, Senior Communities, Franchises including Cowboy Chicken, Fazoli’s, Texas de Brazil, Tilted Kilt, Uberrito

JOINED JMAC: 2016
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 2007
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: Improving the quality of life in elder communities.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: New build elder care facilities; I enjoy the SD phase of these projects, conceptualizing how each area will look and function.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Running, movies, video games
DEGREES: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architecture Technology|Columbus State Community College
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Affordable Housing, Education (middle / high schools), Food Service, Healthcare, Multifamily Residential, Retail, Senior Communities, Franchises including Cowboy Chicken, Fazoli’s, Texas de Brazil, Tilted Kilt, Uberrito

Jeffrey Grass
PROJECT COORDINATOR

JOINED JMAC:  2017  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 2008  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  Design work, from schematics down to solving problems with detail drawings.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  Large, multi-part projects. I enjoy challenges encountered in large projects that must have integrated solutions.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Video games, playing bass and live sound engineering  DEGREES:  Bachelor’s in science of Architecture |The Ohio State University  CERTIFICATIONS:  LEED, Revit  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  Affordable, Housing, Healthcare, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Religious Institutions, Restaurants, Senior Communities, Franchises including Starbucks

JOINED JMAC: 2017
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 2008
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: Design work, from schematics down to solving problems with detail drawings.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: Large, multi-part projects. I enjoy challenges encountered in large projects that must have integrated solutions.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Video games, playing bass and live sound engineering
DEGREES: Bachelor’s in science of Architecture |The Ohio State University
CERTIFICATIONS: LEED, Revit
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Affordable, Housing, Healthcare, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Religious Institutions, Restaurants, Senior Communities, Franchises including Starbucks

Eric Dalesandry, LEED Green Associate
Project Coordinator

 
JOINED JMAC:  2018  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 2015  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  The design phase where volumes and spaces come together.Visiting worksites and understanding the conditions firsthand.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  Every project brings unique characteristics, challenges,and solutions.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Snowboarding, soccer, running, traveling, music and taking my dog to the park.  PHILANTHROPY:  Volunteer Coach for the Dublin Soccer League  DEGREES:  4-Year Architectural Program|Politehnica University Bucharest  CERTIFICATIONS:  AutoCAD, 3D Design, Micro Station  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, Healthcare, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Senior Communities, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Franchises including Owens Corning, PCS Nitrogen, Shell

JOINED JMAC: 2018
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 2015
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: The design phase where volumes and spaces come together.Visiting worksites and understanding the conditions firsthand.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: Every project brings unique characteristics, challenges,and solutions.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Snowboarding, soccer, running, traveling, music and taking my dog to the park.
PHILANTHROPY: Volunteer Coach for the Dublin Soccer League
DEGREES: 4-Year Architectural Program|Politehnica University Bucharest
CERTIFICATIONS: AutoCAD, 3D Design, Micro Station
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, Healthcare, Mixed-Use, Multifamily Residential, Senior Communities, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Franchises including Owens Corning, PCS Nitrogen, Shell

Iustin Goagă
PROJECT COORDINATOR

JOINED JMAC:  2018  EXPERIENCE:  Working in the architectural field since 1998  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO:  I enjoy working in AutoCAD and Revit working through the beginning to end of the construction document phase.  FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT:  Renovation of single-family homes to improve efficiency and more space within the starting square footage.  INTERESTS/HOBBIES:  Cycling with the Major Taylor Cycling Club, rehabilitating residential homes  PHILANTHROPY:  Active Member of the Iota Phi Thera Fraternity  DEGREES:  Associate of Architecture |Columbus State Community College  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:  Affordable Housing, Federal Courthouse, Healthcare, Retail, Franchises including Sunglass Hut

JOINED JMAC: 2018
EXPERIENCE: Working in the architectural field since 1998
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO: I enjoy working in AutoCAD and Revit working through the beginning to end of the construction document phase.
FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT: Renovation of single-family homes to improve efficiency and more space within the starting square footage.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Cycling with the Major Taylor Cycling Club, rehabilitating residential homes
PHILANTHROPY: Active Member of the Iota Phi Thera Fraternity
DEGREES: Associate of Architecture |Columbus State Community College
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Affordable Housing, Federal Courthouse, Healthcare, Retail, Franchises including Sunglass Hut

Craig Fields
PROJECT COORDINATOR

 

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