Alan W. Jones, AIA, Founding Principal
As the founding principal of Jones Architecture, Alan leads the creative design process and collaborates closely with clients, staff, consultants and contractors. His work reflects his finely developed design sensibilities, high level of technical skill, and breadth of construction experience. Alan recognizes that a project’s success is determined by the strength of the fundamental idea behind it, the quality of the team’s rapport, and a mutually understood and shared goal.
Alan has been practicing architecture for nearly two decades. He is a native of Ann Arbor, MI where he grew up working in his family’s fine cabinetry business. This early exposure to the craft of building and design inspired his pursuit of an architecture degree at the University of Michigan. He started practicing in Ann Arbor, then moved to Seattle, where he worked with Jeffrey Taylor Architects on complex residential projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.
He moved to Portland to join Holst Architecture in 2001. There, he practiced for over thirteen years, honing his skills and refining his approach to the architectural and construction process. He worked on a diverse range of project types including fine single-family homes, multi-family housing, urban mixed-use in-fill development, student housing, offices, banks, and corporate headquarters.
Now a permanent resident of the Pacific Northwest, Alan understands and appreciates the geographic and climatic forces that shape the region and the people who define its unique character. These elements continue to inspire his work at Jones Architecture.
Meaghan Bullard, AIA, Principal
Meaghan is valued for communication skills, organizational acumen, and design sensibility. Her thoughtful approach to clients and empathy for our projects’ end users have been influential on our new construction multifamily projects and commercial renovations.
Meaghan came to Portland by way of Brooklyn, New York. Prior to joining Jones Architecture, she was an Associate Architect at Murphy Burnham & Buttrick where she led the design of a ground-up residential project, while also contributing to the firm’s educational and institutional projects.
Before her work at Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, she was an assistant to the award-winning artist Jenny Holzer, for whom she facilitated the installation of large and small-scale artworks all over the world. Meaghan also spent time with New York City’s Department of Design and Construction where she coordinated projects under the City’s Design Excellence Program.
Meaghan received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from Washington University and her Master of Architecture from Yale. She is licensed to practice in Oregon and New York. When away from the office, Meaghan has enjoyed discovering the misty landscapes of the Pacific Northwest with her family.
Jason Bolt, Director of Design
Jason brings our clients a combination of pure design talent and strong CAD and 3D software skills. A master of visual communication, we rely on him to translate design intent to our clients and other stakeholders.
Born and bred in the great state of Wisconsin, Jason complements our growing cadre of Midwestern imports. After attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he moved to Portland in 2001 to join the graduate program at the University of Oregon. After obtaining his masters degree, Jason gained experience in restaurant and residential work in Oregon. He moved to Ithaca, New York, where he added higher-education and theater design projects to his portfolio, including the 5-story, 70,000 square foot Educational Opportunity Center at the University of Buffalo. Returning to Portland in 2010, Jason was the project designer for multistory mixed-use projects in Portland and Hillsboro, a New Seasons market in Vancouver, and senior housing facilities on behalf of a national retirement community developer.
Having grown up on the shores of a Great Lake, when not in the office, Jason can be found racing his sailboat on the Columbia River during the spring and summer months.
Sienna Shiga, AIA, Architect
Jones Architecture turns to Sienna for her leadership skills, deep understanding of how buildings are built, and her ability to structure and streamline project execution through all phases.
Sienna has over ten years experience in architecture, working as a project architect and manager for prominent Portland firms. Her work includes acting as a project architect on mid-rise multifamily housing developments in Portland’s Central City, and as an architect on a Willamette Valley winery. Her portfolio also includes projects for Stanford University, California State University Fresno, and Reed College, her alma mater.
Sienna received a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
In addition to her architecture talents, Sienna is an oenophile: she was once the sommelier at Assaggio, and helped bring in the grapes for 2015’s harvest at Penner-Ash Winery.
Laury Emerson, Bookkeeper
Laury Emerson made her way from Texas to Portland via California. She left the Southern California music industry and surf scene for Portland over 20 years ago, lured by the city’s food, music, and beauty. Fittingly, she worked at some of Portland’s best known architecture and landscape architecture firms before joining Jones Architecture in 2017.
When she’s not keeping the books in order, Laury can be found working on her home, volunteering at her local urban farm, and strolling with her dog, Lucy.
Kathy Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, Architect
Kathy came to Jones Architecture with 17+ years of experience in the profession. She brings a careful, thoughtful, and thorough approach to her work at Jones Architecture. Her diligence has been instrumental in parsing the complexities of renovation projects, untangling red tape, and writing building code appeals.
Kathy possesses a variety of project experience. She has worked on the renovation of commercial and residential buildings, including national historic landmarks. Her portfolio includes educational facilities, from K-12 to universities. She has also lent her skills to renovation work at the Portland International Airport, among other publicly funded projects.
Before receiving her Masters of Architecture from University of Virginia, Kathy worked as a barista, an intern at Portland’s Bureau of Planning, and a crisis intervention worker – all jobs which she feels prepared her in some way or another for a career in architecture. She received a Bachelor of Art and Art History from Reed College.
Outside of work, Kathy spends time renovating her 1904 foursquare home and having outdoor adventures with her dog.
Jodi Hanson, Architect
Since she was in junior high, Jodi has known she wanted to pursue architecture. She left her hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota to pursue her design studies in the desert southwest in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Design, Architectural Studies from Arizona State University. Subsequently, she also received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Jodi has collaborated on the renovation of the Erb Memorial Student Union at the University of Oregon, as well as a technology company office in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not adding to her portfolio, Jodi can be found motorcycling on the open road, perfecting her lefse recipe, or starting a new art project.
Ryan Scanlan, Designer
We lured Ryan to the West Coast from the Midwest, where he was spending his time using point cloud data to create working 3-D models of existing structures and honing his skills in Revit, AutoCAD and Cyclone. Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s M.Arch program. While in Michigan, Ryan immersed himself in the local maker culture, including developing knowledge of diverse fabrication techniques, robotics, 3-axis routing, adaptive acoustics and arduino technology. (Look it up, we had to!)
Ryan was seemingly destined to a life in the built environment; he grew up working on construction projects with his family. He has volunteered his time to Habitat for Humanity, working as a crew leader in construction and a lead architect on design projects. He dreams of one day designing dignified housing for Africa’s neediest inhabitants. When he’s not thinking about buildings, he likes to be outside, preferably on a mountain bike.
Hillary Parker, Designer
Indiana native Hillary Parker has traveled far and wide in her pursuit of design knowledge. She honed her passion for urban design during a semester spent visiting 29 countries to better understand what design means across the globe. She further developed this interest through her student design work for Envision Fort Wayne, where she interacted with city officials and community members to promote the development of downtown and riverfront neighborhoods.
While working on her Masters of Architecture at University of Oregon, she assisted Nico Larco in the production of his book on sustainable urban design by researching and writing about ecological corridors and pedestrian realm design.
She received her Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon, and a BS in Architecture from Ball State University. She has also worked as a dance instructor, but sticks to observing these days.
Eve Jones, Herder
Our studio dog, Eve, enjoys short urban walks in the Pearl District and long walks on the beach. A fixture at both staff and client meetings, when she isn’t ambulating with a colleague, she can be found lying under or near a conference room table.